Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Awards announced

Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice

Feb 8, 2022

CCEOC and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the 2022 Employer of Choice Award winners.

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award is the industry’s only made-in-Canada recognition for the country’s recreational marine industry.

There are two award categories:

  • Dealers & Marinas 
  • Marine Business: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Service Providers, Retailers and Distributors

* There can be more than one winner in each category.

The 2022 Award winners in the Marine Business: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Service Providers, Retailers and Distributors category are:

  • Princecraft Boats, Princeville, QC
  • Dometic, Vancouver, B.C.

The 2022 Award winners in the Dealers & Marinas category are:

  • Desmasdon’s Boat Works, Pointe au Baril, ON
  • Gibbons Motor Toys, Gibbons, AB
  • Oak Bay Marina, Victoria, B.C. 

We congratulate the 2022 Award winners!

The BICEOC Award is a national program that creates leading employer brand recognition and a true competitive advantage for attracting, retaining and engaging top talent. 

There is no charge to participate in the assessment portion of this program.

Benefits of becoming an Employer of Choice:

  • Reduced turnover
  • Lower operating costs
  • More engaged and committed workforce
  • Increased productivity 
  • Positive employer branding and PR
  • Higher customer satisfaction and loyalty

Media Partners

CCEOC Inc., the award assessment company, is pleased to partner with Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest, Canada’s leading marine trade media source. Winners will be profiled in a special feature in News Week Digest and will be listed on both www.boatingindustry.ca and www.BICEOC.com websites. For more information on the program deliverables and to see “What the Winners Get” visit the website.

Additional detail on the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice program

The process starts by filling out the application form and then completing the Company Profile, a document that is used to collect detailed information on business / dealership leadership attributes and human resource policies, practices and procedures. This portion of the assessment accounts for 50% of the overall evaluation score.

The next step is the Employee Commitment Survey, an online measurement tool used to determine how employees feel about their workplace. The survey accounts for the remaining 50% of the evaluation score. 

There are 45 statements, 10 demographic questions and 1 open ended question. 

Questions are grouped into the following categories:

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Management/Employee Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Career Advancement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Environment and Facilities
  • Leadership
  • Reputation
  • Personal Enjoyment

It does not take long to complete the survey and each participating organization will receive a list of employee pass codes and a link to access the survey. All surveys are anonymous and no individual survey data is provided back to participating organizations.

A weighted scoring system is used to determine the winners. The Winners Get:

  • Engraved trophy 
  • Recognition in a special feature in Boating Industry Canada News Week
  • Press release announcing winners
  • Unlimited use of the BICEOC logo
  • Listing on the CCEOC and Boating Industry Canada websites

The Standard Summary Report provides all the data, graphs and employee feedback you need to gain a deeper understanding of your corporate culture. You will also receive a list of comments giving you further insight into the issues that are most important to your employees. 

The Standard + Benchmark Report provides all the Standard Summary Report information plus group data, allowing you to compare your organization to the industry average – vital in determining how you stack up against the competition. Visit: www.BICEOC.com

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