Shell Canada Limited is one of Canada's largest integrated oil companies. The corporation's head offices are in Calgary and Alberta. Lead by Mr. W. Adrian Loader, Shell Canada Ltd employs 4772 people worldwide and added over 600 new full-time positions in 2006 (see Appendix 2 for more data about Shell's workforce). Last year revenues were over $2 billion. It is subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell and is owned by Shell Investments Limited for 78% and the last 22% are owned by public shareholders (Energy Business Review: Shell Canada). In 1907, the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Nederlands) and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company Ltd (U.K.) merged to create the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Four years after, the company opened a plant in Montreal, Canada with a capital of $1 million and only six employee. Today, the company has three main business divisions. The "Exploration and Production" business unit explores for and produces natural gas and natural gas liquids, and is Canada's largest sulfur producer. The "Oil Sands" business extracts and produces bitumen. The "Oil Products" business unit manufactures, distributes and markets refined petroleum products, and provides crude oil to Shell's refineries to make fuel, gasoline, lubricants and petrochemicals. These products are sold through approximately 1,800 stations across Canada.
[...] Shell Canada is a major investor in alternative energy and fuels, such as wind power and biofuels. d. Community Involvement Shell Canada is an exceptional corporate citizen which supports several charity projects (1000 contributions in 2006). It has partnerships with various local NGOs such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. The company is among the best corporate donors: million donation in 2006, including $200,000 for the construction of Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, opened in 2006 (Shell Canada website: Shell Helps Alberta Children's Hospital). [...]
[...] But in return, they expect their employees to "see themselves a part of Shell Team" (Shell Canada website: Shell Canada's Core Values) and target excellence as well as they do. Therefore, Shell's core values are more instrumental and ethical (preferred behaviours: integrity, honesty, trust, alignment) than terminal (preferable goals: excellence). Shell Canada satisfies five types of work values and needs to motivate employees (among six types described by Lyons, 2003): Intrinsic: Shell Canada provides psychological rewards of work such as days off for training. [...]
[...] (Shell Canada website: Shell Canada's Employee Value Proposition) To keep pay-levels competitive, the company conducts salary surveys every year and review individual salaries if needed. Benefit programs include income protection, life and accident insurance, health, eyecare and dental plans, two pension plans, educational support, physical activity assistance, maternity or parental leaves plan (100% of salary for up to 6 weeks). In particular, health plan is flexible, allowing employees to tailor individual plans to their personal circumstances (Shell Canada pays 25% or 75% of their employees' plan fees). [...]
[...] Shell Canada should create a lounge area with may be a billiards table, a library, a T.V., and why not a massage room? It could be innovative by asking its workforce what they would put in the lounge area and providing services people desire most. Thus, employees would feel considered as individuals and not only as part of "Shell Team". Their loyalty to Shell would be even greater. APPENDICES Appendix Organization structure (eStore at Shell Canada Limited) Appendix Workforce at a Glance Number of full-time employees: 4566. [...]
[...] Employment environment analysis For the seventh year, Mediacorp Canada has named Shell Canada among Canada's top 100 employers, which makes the company even more attractive to applicants and strengthens employees' loyalty. The competition evaluates 14,000 employers on eight areas: Physical Workplace Work Atmosphere & Social Health, Financial & Family Benefits Vacation & Time Off Employee Communications Performance Management Training & Skills Development Community Involvement Some of these areas will be used to assess Shell Canada's employment environment. The summary of their results is available in Appendix Human resources management a. [...]
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