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OpenText has been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021


Key Takeaways:

  • Waterstone Human Capital, Canada’s leading artistic talent management firm.
  • OpenText has named OpenText one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021. 

This national program appreciates best-in-class organizations across Canada that foster high-performance corporate cultures, providing a critical advantage in attracting or retaining talent in a hyper-competitive market. 

“The OpenText culture, values, also people are the foundation for our customer’s success,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO & CTO of OpenText. “Every day, more than 13,999 OpenText employees worldwide deliver compelling innovations to our customers, inspired by the belief that information and knowledge improve businesses, people, and the planet.”

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The award was given after a thorough examination of the organization’s six key areas: Vision and Leadership, Recruitment and Hiring for Fit, Talent Management, People Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cultural Alignment and Measurement, and Organizational Performance.

OpenText believes that the future of growth must be inclusive and sustainable and has achieved high 2030 goals known as “The OpenText Zero Initiative”: zero barriers, zero waste, and zero emissions.

“OpenText is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment in which enthusiastic, skilled, and diverse employees can thrive.” “The challenges of the last 2 years have only strengthened this commitment,” Barrenechea added. “We have developed new programs to support team member wellness, give back to our communities, and strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion.”

By 2030, OpenText Zero Initiative commitments include:

  • Zero Barriers: Majority diverse company or greater than 40% female leaders
  • Zero Emissions: 50% reduction by 2030, or net-zero emissions by 2040
  • Zero Waste: From operations

Calendar 2021 programs included:

  • Delivering four million meals through a USD 1M donation to food banks around the world.
  • A new Flex 1st approach to return to the workplace.
  • Providing COVID vaccinations to family members, employees, or relief funds to Open Text employees worldwide.

“At Waterstone, we believe that corporate culture drives performance and that it is your organization’s most valuable asset,” said Marty Parker, President and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most AdmiredTM program.

“Each of the 2021 award recipients takes priority culture in everything they do and demonstrates a commitment to culture as a competitive advantage.” They are a great example of how creating and sustaining a high-performance culture can lead to incredible growth and performance.”

Source: Martechserie News 

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