The average tenure of our employees is more than nine years, and our voluntary turnover rate was 5.9% in 2022.
New Grads Meet our Board
In early 2023, Ovintiv new graduates gathered in Denver for a significant career and culture-building opportunity to share their experiences as a group with our leadership team and Board of Directors. Our Board, who was interested in our recruiting practices and talent development, joined the event to better understand our programs and appreciate how Ovintiv is differentiating itself from industry peers. Our New Grads were able to share their experiences with the Board, who in turn provided professional feedback and career advice to the graduates. It was a significant and mutually beneficial opportunity for our new grads to engage with and receive guidance from this level of company leadership, while also imparting their own generational insights into the program, company and industry.
Fitness For Work
We require employees to be in a condition to carry out their day-to-day job duties safely and effectively without putting themselves, their co-workers, the public or the environment at risk. We consider employees unfit for work if injury, illness, physical or psychological health issues, fatigue or the use of alcohol or drugs could result in the reduced ability to perform work safely or effectively.
Mental First Aid
In 2021, our Canadian operations team successfully piloted Mental First Aid, a course aimed at teaching employees and managers about common mental health conditions and reducing stigma associated with them. Since then, we have made the course available to teams across our organization.
As part of Mental Health Month in May, we partnered with PALS in Calgary, Therapy Pet Pals of Texas, and Denver Pet Pals to bring their therapy dogs onsite to our corporate offices. Studies have shown that pets are good for your mental health and can alleviate depression, reduce anxiety, and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol.