Addressing the Top Risk of Hybrid and Remote Work: Proximity Bias

How can we create strong culture with a mix of in-person, hybrid and remote workers?

A January 2022 Slack survey of over 10,000 knowledge workers and their leaders shows that the top concern for executives about hybrid and remote work is the risk of “proximity bias.” Namely, 41 percent feel worried about the risk for work culture from the prospect of inequality between office-centric, hybrid and fully remote employees. 

The difference in time spent in the office leads to risks ranging from decreased career mobility for those who spend less facetime with their supervisor to resentment building up against the staff who have the most flexibility in where to work. Leaders who want to seize a competitive advantage in the future of work need to use research-based best practices by creating a culture of “Excellence From Anywhere” to address these risks. This cultural best practice is based on guidance for … Read more...

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Intelex Hosts its First Employee Resources Groups Summit

Last week, our Employee Resources Groups (ERG) hosted our first ERG Summit. We listened, we learned and we committed to continue to make Intelex a place where everyone can be their true, authentic selves.

Our ERGs worked hard to bring Intelexians informative and interactive sessions. As we continue our diversity, inclusion, and belonging journey, these sessions were a deeper dive into topics and discussions. 

Our Persons with Disabilities ERG kicked off the week with a presentation on the importance of accessibility, and how we need to create tools to be accessible. By creating tools for the “average user,” we can miss a large proportion of those with mobility, cognitive, hearing and vision impairments.

“Software Accessibility 101” was presented by Michael Harshbarger, of Deque Systems, Inc., who reminded the group that disabilities come in many shapes and forms, but not all of them are noticeable:

  • 74% of people who have disabilities are dealing with conditions you

The Impact of Corporate Culture on an Organization’s Safety Culture

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Corporate Culture as a Strategic Advantage
  • The Role of Culture in an Organization
  • The Correlation between Health & Safety and Corporate Culture

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

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  • Link to Carol’s Blog. Click here

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Intelex’s Corporate Concierge – At Your Service!

We are pleased to announce the addition of our latest perk to our extensive list of employee benefits and perks! The first-ever Intelex Corporate Concierge was introduced this past June. As a growing company this new role will ensure that Intelexians are always happy, efficient employees.

Jerry Furtado joined our team in June as Intelex’s first Corporate Concierge. Jerry was the lead host concierge and events liaison for the Drake Hotel for 10 years. Jerry brings a wealth of experience providing outstanding customer service and events support, which is perfect for his new role at Intelex.  

The role of the Corporate Concierge will be to provide group services for our employees and their spouses, including initiatives such as “Bring Your Dry Cleaning to Work” days, group discount offers for surrounding attractions, keeping employees’ significant others happy by assisting with dinner reservations and providing gift ideas, developing seasonal programs and acting … Read more...

Intelex Wins TechConnex’s Technology Company of the Year Award for 2014

It’s that time of year again – awards time! We are very excited to announce that Intelex has been named “Technology Company of the Year” in TechConnex’s Technology Leadership Awards. This is the first time Intelex has won this prestigious title, which recognizes business leadership, excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Applicants of the “Technology Company of the Year” category are required to show their increasing profitability, community involvement, thought leadership and sound business fundamentals. Organizations must also have a minimum of eight years in the business, which allows judges to analyze the organization’s growth and track record.

As the winner of the Tech Company of the Year, we successfully showcased Intelex’s growing performance in developing software for over two decades that allows companies across all industries to manage performance, compliance and risk for environment, health, safety (EHS) and quality … Read more...

Intelex 6th Annual Vision Meeting

December 11th marked the 6th Annual Vision Meeting, hosted by Intelex President and CEO Mark Jaine. Held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto hotel, the meeting was a huge success. With the entire Intelex team in attendance, the event consisted of a full day of presentations showcasing the accomplishments of the past year, as well as the goals and priorities of the coming year, coupled with interactive group activities.

President and CEO, Mark Jaine provided a riveting opening address and capturing presentations were given by all senior executives, including Mark, to help employees better understand Intelex’s plan for the new year. From Sales to Product to Marketing to Finance, the topics covered were all encompassing and showcased Intelex’s new products and ideas to assist the continued expansion of the organization.  

The event also incorporated team-building exercises to help employees get to know one another better. Split into groups, Intelexians used … Read more...

Intelex Celebrates Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2014 Award!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve done it again – earned another award that is. Intelex was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2014 for the third year in a row! Third time’s the charm right?

Published in The Globe and Mail, the 2014 Greater Toronto’s Top Employer Award acknowledges Greater Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Companies are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

With over 200 employees, Intelex offers extensive benefits that suit our diverse team. From “Bring Your Dog to Work” Mondays to Breakfast Thursdays to an education allowance and volunteerism, we have something that appeals to everyone.

Successfully winning this annual award for three consecutive years was no easy feat. Every year our company works to grow and further improve our employee culture and practices, … Read more...

Intelex Wins Deloitte Duo of Awards – Deloitte Fast 50™ and Deloitte Fast 500™

We are pleased to announce that Intelex has been included on Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50™ ranking, as well as the Deloitte North American Fast 500™ list for the fifth year in a row! Intelex ranked 30th (up from 43rd last year) in the Technology Fast 50™ which recognizes the 50 fastest growing Canadian technology companies with the highest percentage revenue growth over five years. Intelex also ranked 320th (up from 336th) in the North American Fast 500™ which is an annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

“It’s an honour to have made the Fast 50 ranking for a second year in a row and to make the Fast 500 for the fifth straight year,” said Mark Jaine, Intelex President and CEO. “These awards can be attributed to the tireless efforts of the … Read more...

Intelex makes the 2014 list of Canada’s Top 50 Small and Medium Employers again!

We have big news! We’ve just been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers for 2014. That makes two times in two years that Intelex has won this prestigious award!

The program, which ranked Intelex against hundreds of other small and medium employers across the country based on employee-engagement scores, was facilitated by Queen’s School of Business and AON Hewitt.

The Intelex team is buzzing with excitement from this new achievement, as it represents our dedication to company culture and most of all, our team, without whom this award would not be possible.

Congratulations to all the companies named in the BSME award. You can view the full list here.… Read more...

Beating the Heat – the Intelex Way!

It’s been a hot week in Toronto! At Intelex we’ve taken the opportunity to warn people about the risks associated with this weather, such as heat exhaustion, and talk about what employers can do to keep their workers safe.

Well, here at Intelex we take our safety very seriously, so we arranged for a little Friday treat to help our employees beat the heat! Taking advantage of Uber’s one day partnership with ice cream trucks in the city, we used the Uber app to bring the ice cream truck to our office. What a great pick-me-up at the end of a long hot week!

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