Mohawk College named a top employer
A community-focused approach to making a difference
Mohawk College has been named a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara for the ninth straight year.
The college was included in the 2022 list, announced today in a special section of The Hamilton Spectator. The feature on the college is republished below.
Mohawk College is committed to making a difference – for its students and its community, and for the future of work and learning. Engaging employees in those endeavours and supporting them internally has led to the college being recognized as a Top Employer.
"Every day, I see examples of the commitment Mohawk employees have for students and colleagues," says Mohawk College President and CEO Ron J. McKerlie.
Mohawk empowers its employees to make a difference, and that has fostered strong community bonds.
“Mohawk has deep connections in the Hamilton community, and employees across the college have opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways,” McKerlie adds. “The college supports community employment services, programs for newcomers to Canada, and local fundraising through United Way and Mohawk College Foundation, and our City School program makes accessing a post-secondary education available right in Hamilton neighbourhoods.”
The college supports its staff through comprehensive benefits and wellness initiatives with expanded mental health support, promoting professional development, and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
“We take a human-centric approach to designing the work environment of the future,” Megan Mascarin, chief human resources officer, explains. “Through our Future of Work committee, we are exploring flexible work options supporting continued productivity and innovation, and maintaining a culture where employees are engaged and have a strong sense of belonging.”
Mohawk strives to show its employees they are appreciated through peer recognition, awards of excellence, and using internal and external publications and social media to highlight the work staff is doing for students and community. The college is continuing its work on inclusivity.
“One of the aspirations in our new Strategic Plan is to be a place that honours, values and celebrates the whole of every person,” Mascarin says, adding they have partnered with Pride at Work Canada. “Employees across the college have an opportunity to contribute to fostering an inclusive environment.”
To learn more about Mohawk College’s commitment to employees, please visit careers at Mohawk