Hy­dro

Winnipeg Free Press - Section H - - CAREERS -

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

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