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Aug 30, 2022
4 mins read
The goal: To hire the best and the brightest.
The process: Gray, the director of Station Services, and other managers on the team looked at workforce challenges, psychological safety, inclusion, and workplace, to better understand why they weren’t achieving their desired hiring outcomes.
To help guide their conversation, they asked themselves:
The outcome: To-date, the Station Services apprenticeship program has 30% women and over 50% diversity.
"Our goal is to hire the best, and ensuring we consider diversity makes that possible," she says.
"We do amazing work and getting a job at Hydro One is like winning the lottery," Gray adds.
"We know these are premier jobs and we should be recruiting as such. When we bring in individuals with diversity, we (as an organization) actually get more information, more power, more knowledge, and a different way of thinking. And that's a win-win."
A diverse workforce promotes a stronger perspective on customer needs, service and improvement, and brings insights that they can use to empathize with customers (or colleagues) that they’re trying to help.
Building a diverse pipeline of talent is critical at Hydro One to achieving its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals. As found in the 2021 Sustainability Report Energizing Life for People and Communities, Hydro One is continuing to transform the way we develop leaders and nurture talent to not only support our strategy, but to build a workplace that reflects the diversity of Ontario where we live and work.
While the report highlights significant progress, there is still more work to do to keep challenging the status quo not only at Station Services, but across the organization.
Gray reiterates that while 30% of women in the apprenticeship program is "a huge uptick" she wants to see a diverse workforce not only in entry roles, but subsequent roles, too.
"We need to create the feeder pool for our leadership roles," Gray explains. "Our leadership roles don’t quite have the diversity we should have. My objective is to focus on the frontline employees and support them so that they naturally cascade upwards and that we’re not putting barriers in front of them. Hiring the best doesn’t just apply to our front line roles but all of our positions."
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