As an employer and investor, we believe the hallmark of great, value-creating companies is their ability to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Our responsible management philosophy guides the way in which we manage and develop our people and enables the growth of our group of companies. Such growth, we maintain, is driven by the quality, integrity and dedication of the directors, officers, financial advisors, and employees of our group companies.
We strive to create an environment where our people feel connected and supported, and where they can thrive both professionally and personally. Many of our group’s workforce fulfil the role of trusted advisor to our customers, helping them address their financial and insurance needs. We hire individuals who are skilled at building these “relationships of trust” and creating bonds of professionalism and mutual respect. In turn, our group companies provide them with challenging and rewarding careers, give them the resources to develop their expertise and leadership skills, and support their volunteer efforts within the communities where we operate. We act on these imperatives because we believe that a well-balanced, involved and motivated workforce gives us a significant competitive advantage.
We are committed to building teams of truly exceptional people, individuals who represent diverse educational backgrounds, with a sound moral and ethical foundation. We work diligently to ensure that our group of companies’ workforce is valued, supported and empowered to be successful both personally and professionally. We actively support a culture of development and performance and create flexible, balanced workplaces that recognize the value of diversity and personal well-being. These values and commitments are reflected in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. The Code provides guidance to our employees on how they should conduct our business activities. We reinforce these commitments and values through training and an ongoing dialogue.
Power Corporation’s policies, commitments and people programs are overseen by the Vice-President, Human Resources and Administration. We have 43 full-time employees who work at our offices in Montréal, Toronto and Winnipeg. We are committed to their advancement through a focus on:
diversity and inclusion
health, safety and well-being
We also engage with our group companies on their people management strategies. Overall, our group of companies employs more than 26,500 people and has 14,400 advisors located mainly in Canada, the United States, Europe and China.