IT SHOULD SURPRISE NO ONE that Emera identifies its people as its greatest asset. After all, that’s why the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers annual competition named the Halifax-based energy services company as a national and regional top employer for 2019.
“We strive to be an employer of choice everywhere we work, because we want to attract and retain the best people to help us deliver results for our customers, investors, communities and the environment,” says Mike Roberts, Emera’s Chief Human Resources Officer.”
Underlying all of this is Emera’s determination as an equal-opportunity employer, invested in hiring practices and a workplace environment that provides a rewarding experience for everyone. Safety and health are critical parts of this. The company is committed to the welfare of all its employees. And its employees are committed to delivering results.
In fact, Emera’s team works hard to meet customer demands for cleaner, affordable and reliable energy, delivered safely, every single day. And increasingly, the team is embracing new technologies and approaches to working, finding smarter ways to collaborate and serve customers.
This means driving innovations that will help shape the future of energy, including more renewables, energy storage, grid intelligence, smart meters, electric vehicles, and better ways for customers to understand and manage their energy use.
The company is also investing in strategic partnerships that will help develop the leaders of tomorrow. In the last two years, Emera has invested more than $20 million to help establish the Emera ideaHUB at Dalhousie University; the Emera and NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at the University of New Brunswick; and the Emera Idea Exchange at Memorial University. The firm is counting on the new leaders and ideas that will be fostered in these innovation centres to continue the work it’s doing today.