Hyundai Auto Canada Recognized Among 2024 Best Workplaces for Women

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A group photo of women from all levels at Hyundai Canada and Genesis Canada to commemorate this GPTW recognition at the Head Office in Markham, Ontario. Photo Hyundai Auto Canada Corp

Hyundai Auto Canada (HAC) has been recognized on the 2024 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Place to Work.

This is the fifth year that HAC is credited for its efforts in making the automotive industry more sustainable for women by Great Place to Work after an independent analysis in conducted and based on the direct feedback of team members.

“This award is a testament to all the incredibly talented women in our organization who help propel our business forward,” says Jennifer Maki, Senior Manager of Human Resources. “Our goal as an organization is to have a workplace where everyone thrives on the professional and personal levels. We are thankful to our leadership team for sustaining our foundational values of equity and inclusivity in their decisions, and to Great Place to Work for recognizing our commitment to this, which we try to demonstrate in tangible ways every day.”

Meaningful partnerships

HAC’s most recent partnership announcement as the first-ever Official Vehicle partner of the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) underscores its commitment to its diverse customer base. By supporting women in sports, HAC is taking active steps to ensure equal representation in partnerships that would be representative of its values and help bridge the gender gap in all its business dealings.

Sustainable career growth

HAC’s Women in Leadership pipeline initiative focuses on retaining and providing development opportunities for career growth from entry level. Currently, 39 percent are self-identifying women in the organization. HAC has 50 percent female national managers (up from 0 in 2018), and 49 percent female hires across the organization. HAC has set up several hiring and onboarding strategies to attract, retain and grow talent. This includes a resume review program and candidate competency assessment methodology that ensures unconscious bias is removed from the selection process. Moreover, HAC regularly hosts networking sessions titled “HACC Attracts” with diverse candidates referred by team members to meet them before positions even become available.

Dedicated women-focused Employee Resource Group (ERG):

This March, HAC is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Women@HAC, an Employee Resource Group that promotes dialogue for change and the empowerment of female team members, customers and partners. Women@HAC team members will be celebrating five years of mentorships, volunteer work, and professional development, that resulted in creating and strengthening connections and awareness of women in business. Notably, Women@HAC was the birthplace of Empowering Auto (now in its third year), a non-profit organization that aims to raise professional profiles and create networking and mentoring opportunities to help recruit and retain both women and their allies in the automotive industry.

Benefits that support mothers

Hyundai Canada offers top-up for 15 weeks of maternity leave payments and has also increased insurance plans to support parents looking to have surrogacy, adoption, or IVF treatments. Moreover, HAC updated its time-off policies by providing 10 “Wellness Days” to ensure team members have the flexibility to attend to the needs of their families. The Wellness Days policy was updated to ensure team members know they have time off which doesn’t count as vacation days for doctor appointments, education-related activities, or urgent caregiver responsibilities related to the team member or the team member’s loved one. Flexible Fridays and core business hours are also in place to accommodate caregiver’s needs.

To be eligible for this designation, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ and have exceptionally high scores from employees on the Trust Index survey. Hyundai Canada is on the list of Best Workplaces for Women in 2019, 2021,2022, and 2023. The Organization was first certified as a Great Place to Work in 2017 and has appeared on Canada’s Best Workplaces list every year starting in 2018.


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