The Van-Rob Culture
Van-Robs success over the years can be attributed to
the contribution of our employees our most valuable
asset. We place a great deal of importance on people and nurturing
a working environment characterized by mutual respect, and
as such our human resources policies are designed around the
Van-Rob is about opportunity the opportunity to
earn a living with dignity as well as the opportunity for
personal growth and advancement. Because of our continuing
expansion, we often have new opportunities for people at all
levels from students to highly-skilled individuals.
Many of our management personnel have worked their way up
to their current positions from other levels within the company.
Van-Rob demonstrates its faith in individuals by investing
in them. The best possible training is provided to help accelerate
Workplace Health & Safety
At Van-Rob, safety is everyones responsibility. Efforts
are supported by plant health and safety teams through monthly
audits and 5S practices to eliminate the chances of injury.
Each plant has a fully equipped Health Centre in addition
to first aid stations around the floor, and prime shift coverage
of all plants is provided by our Occupational Health Nurses
and Registered Practical Nurse. The nurses provide health
and wellness consulting, and develop and facilitate
programs on our Modified Work Program, Health & Safety
in the Workplace, Wellness, Hearing Conservation, and other
topics of interest and relevance to our employees.
Van-Rob people are recognized for group achievements and
personal accomplishments. We honour individuals for dedication
and contributions through service awards, attendance awards
and profit sharing.
At Van-Rob mutual respect, personal dignity and communication
are the cornerstones of our company values people of
many nationalities and backgrounds work together as a team,
celebrating the diversity of our heritage. The atmosphere
is one of open, honest communication and information sharing
through monthly employee meetings, quarterly leadership forums,
communications boards, and the Van-Rob newsletter, 'The VOICE'.
All are contributing factors to our continuing success.
We believe in open, honest, two-way communication between
management and employees. Communication between our
various facilities is also considered essential to the promotion
of teamwork. Our 'open door' policy supports co-operative
dialogue. We believe that our commitment to conducting employee
forums across the various facilities enhances communication.
These forums contribute constructively to corporate objectives,
so that employees receive information about their responsibilities,
about Van-Rob and its environment.
Dignity and Respect
Van-Rob is committed to equal opportunity, including the
establishment of a work environment in which all employees
have the ability to work and contribute to their maximum potential.
In keeping with the spirit of this commitment, and the Human
Rights code, Van-Rob does not tolerate any form of harassment.
Our policies seek to protect all employees during the course
of business, and outside of work where incidents may create
repercussions in the work environment, or adversely affect
The main reason Van-Rob remains competitive is through improving
employees' skills and knowledge. Van-Rob facilitates many
training programs including Management Training, Apprenticeship
Programs, 5S and Kaizen Workshops, etc. These training programs
provide Van-Rob with the necessary skill levels to support
the continuous improvement efforts that our customers require
to sustain growth and prosperity in the future.
Positive Employee Relations
Through sound management, regular opportunities for advancement,
and the continuous recognition of good performance, the company
seeks to maintain a climate of positive employee relations
a climate that produces both job satisfaction and profits.
Human Resources guidelines, programs, benefits and services
ensure competitive, fair and progressive treatment
All employees are invited to share in Van-Rob's annual employee events – Wonderland Family Day and Employee Appreciation Day(s), which are co-ordinated by the Corporate Events Team.
Van-Rob Inc. is proud to be a member of the York Region Character Business program.
A Character Business is committed to fostering and demonstrating good character in daily dialogue and discussions, actions and interactions with employees, clients, customers, suppliers, service providers and anyone else with whom business is conducted.