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  1. Overview of Shell Canada Ltd.
  2. Employment environment analysis.
  3. Human resources management.
    1. Diversity and employment equity.
    2. Performance management.
    3. Training & skills development.
    4. Health, financial & family benefits.
    5. Vacation & time off.
  4. Corporation governance.
    1. Physical workplace.
    2. Work atmosphere & social.
    3. Sustainable development.
    4. Community involvement.
  5. Assessment.
    1. Value and goals.
    2. Feedback.
    3. Empowerment.
    4. Diversity.
  6. Recommendation.
  7. Appendices.
  8. References.

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. [...]


[...] Work Atmosphere & Social Each year, Shell Canada measures its employees' satisfaction through a survey. Atmosphere is hassle-free. For example, employees are allowed to listen to radio or music while they are working (Eluta). Besides, the company finances the "Shell Chinook Club", a social committee that organizes a variety of leisure and social events for employees (safety awards celebrations, summer barbecues, Christmas meals, etc.). c. Sustainable development Shell Canada's actions are governed by their values and principles. Sustainable development is one of its strongest commitments. [...]

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