3 Ways HR Can Drive
Lasting Changes In
The best thing a company can do today
is to scrutinize its working processes
By Lynn Langrock
During the last year, Covid-19 has created great
challenges for businesses that have kick-started
new ways of thinking and working. The shift to
remote work prompted some companies to expand
digital operations, while others created new safety
processes or improved hiring practices.
In 2021, HR professionals and business leaders
will continue to have the attention of associates,
customers and stakeholders like never before. As we
enter the recovery phase of the pandemic, check out
three strategies to help make change stick.
Create a “Deeply Humane” Culture
Humane workplace cultures help create the
empowerment, accountability and belonging
associates need to become change agents for the
business. Being humane means more than just
providing a safe place to work and fair wages. It
means listening actively to associates’ needs and
evolving programs and policies to meet them. One
way to achieve this is by offering training in human
rights and mental health, as well as investing in
formal opportunities for associates to engage with,
and give back, to their community.
At Bimbo Canada, we are creating a deeply humane
culture that values safety, potential, talent and
compassion among our associates. For us, safety is
not just about protecting ourselves from something,
it’s about protecting ourselves for something: for our
families, for our friends and for the things we love
to do. Prioritizing safety and well-being – including
mental health and belonging - is a key part of that.
In 2020, we provided on average 12.7 hours of
training per associate on a variety of topics including
mental health, leadership, diversity and inclusion and
resiliency to our associates.
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