Q: What do you think attracts people to work in a large organization such as this one?
A: When people are interested in working for any company, they ask if it’s a good place to work, what opportunities are available and what it stands for. And I do think Manitoba Hydro stands for all the right things. We have a reputation for being professional and I truly believe we are widely viewed as a good place to work because we all understand our purpose for being here. Because we are a large organization, we have an incredible mix of quality people with every skill possible in every discipline imaginable. The only thing we don’t have is doctors! I think another advantage of being this size is that we are able to offer our people so many opportunities. We’re growing, and with our massive capital program, there are constantly new opportunities being presented. For example, we have lawyers who started in our legal department who have developed specialties like the environment or working with First Nations bands. That being said, I believe it’s important for people to have a good working knowledge of everything that’s happening in the place they work. If they take the time to thoroughly understand the company’s growth potential and its risks — the whole gamut — then success opportunities will surely open up for them. Q: Has your new corporate office played a role in recruiting and retaining employees?
A: The importance of providing good work facilities was something I previously underestimated but building and moving into our