Coast Capital in top 10

Coast Capital Savings has been named among the top 10 most admired corporate cultures in Canada, based on the results of a national evaluation of workplace cultures.

They are one of just two B.C. organizations to make the top 10.

The winners are selected by the executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital.

“It is an honour to receive this award and the credit goes to our amazing employees who work hard to build and maintain our unique Coast Capital Savings culture,” said Tracy Redies, Coast Capital’s president and CEO, adding that the credit union is marking the honour by giving all employees an extra day off.

“We are committed to changing the way employees feel about work and giving them a reason to choose us that goes beyond a pay cheque,” Redies said. “We believe a great workplace culture definitely adds to our appeal as an employer.”

Marty Parker, Chairman and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital, said companies on this year’s list are all leading examples of how winning cultures impact performance.

“This award recognizes the importance of great workplaces, but more importantly, great workplaces where culture drives performance,” Parker said. “Culture is the one thing that distinguishes an organization. It’s the greatest asset any organization can have, because it has the single greatest impact on performance.”

Redies said Coast Capital has an employee engagement score of 82.58 per cent, adding that the credit union’s corporate culture is rooted in its purpose to “Change the way Canadians feel about banking, forever.” It’s also displayed in the credit union’s fun spirit and sometimes irreverent sense of humour, as well as a strong commitment to helping customers and supporting the community.

“We take our business seriously, but not so much ourselves, and that applies to everyone from branch staff to the executive team,” Redies said. “We have a great work environment that leads to increased employee engagement, which in turn translates into the ability to deliver an even better service experience to the public, because happy employees help keep customers happy.”

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