Compass Group Canada: Certified as a Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work

Following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work™ Institute Canada, Compass Group Canada has been certified as a Great Place to Work!

This is a wonderful achievement and it’s all due to our amazing associates.  Over 1,500 of them were randomly selected by the Great Place to Work organization to provide anonymous opinions on several aspects of our workplace, including their perceptions of credibility, trust, respect, and fairness. 

Certification as a Great Place to Work is about the trust associates have placed in our organization, the level of pride they have in their jobs and the extent to which they enjoy engaging with their colleagues. Their positive feedback about our corporate culture is what made us successful in the certification process conducted by this global organization. 

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust,high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools,advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes the Best Workplaces across the world.

This is a significant achievement and a testament as to the kind of company we strive to be – one that is open, transparent and a great place to work.



ESS Support Services Named to Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces North America List

ESS Support Services Worldwide

ESS Support Services Named to Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces North America List

It is always rewarding when hard work and team effort is recognized but even more so when it is recognized by external experts. Compass Group Canada is excited to announce that ESS Support Services has been recognized by Achievers, an industry leading provider of employee recognition and engagement solutions, as being one of North America’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. This award highlights the incredible work done by our ESS managers and associates to create an engaging and rewarding work environment.

To fully understand the unique engagement challenges faced by our associates it is important to know that working for ESS isn’t a typical 9-5 job. ESS is the market leader in total support services solutions for clients in the construction, oil & gas, mining and defence sectors in some of the most remote locations in the world. To work in these locations, our associates are onsite 24 hours a day, most commonly for a span of 20 days straight, leaving their homes, families and friends behind. This creates a unique work environment, where associates, managers and clients not only work together, but live together for extended periods of time.

Faced with a changing economic work environment and unique engagement challenges our leadership team developed an organizational strategy called THINK, NAVIGATE, and TRANSFORM (TNT) which embodied four pillars – Health, Safety & Quality (HSEQ); Food; Guest Experience; and Client Value. To integrate this new strategy in the culture of ESS, we partnered with Achievers to develop a recognition program aligned with the four TNT pillars. This new program encouraged managers and associates to recognize and reward each other based on the new vision and values put forward in TNT. Associate engagement has become an important element of our business, so much so that engagement and recognition are now key performance indicators for our managers.

With vast distances between isolated work sites, communication played a vital role in keeping our associates connected. ESS offered various means to facilitate communication between peers, managers and leaders – a monthly magazine, a company survey, toolbox meetings to reinforce safety and address concerns, a confidential Speak Up program, daily workplace walks and service standard questionnaires to continually improve the customer experience and identify those excelling in their role.

All of these elements, plus an incredible commitment from our all of our associates is what has helped us create one of the most engaged workplaces in North America.

If we are to be successful, we must be a team in the strongest sense of the word.