October 19, 2011
HEC Montréal was honoured with the “Jury’s Choice” award at a ceremony held as part of the Défi meilleurs employeurs du Québec competition, at the annual convention of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, on October 17.
The School attracted the jury’s attention in the “500 or more employees” category, winning praise for its excellent results for a first-time participant. In addition to the regular prizes, the jury decided to grant the School a special “Jury’s Choice” award.
HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry was very pleased with this tribute. “We already know how committed our staff is to students, our ‘clients’. This new recognition underscores our employees’ pride in belonging to an institution that has always made its mark on our society and continues to do so. At a time when our universities are seeking top talent to teach or work in administration,” he added, “this kind of praise is a real asset.”
HEC Montréal employees were invited to take part for the first time in the competition, in April. For Marc Beauparlant, Director of Human Resources, “This is an excellent opportunity to compare our practices with those of other large organizations and learn from it. Now we know that the School is headed in the right direction.”
Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal now has close to 12,500 students, from the undergraduate to postgraduate levels, and more than 6,000 managers and professionals enrol in its executive training programs every year. The School is also home to 50 research chairs, centres and groups. To carry out all this teaching and research work, HEC Montréal can count on 270 career professors, about 500 lecturers and nearly 600 full-time managers, professionals and clerical, technical and trade employees.