Our skilled workforce is made up of an amazing group of people! Each one brings a mixed bag of talents to the table for the company. This includes apprenticeship trade programs which we support through employment and education in areas such as Powerline Technicians, Heavy Duty and Auto Mechanics. As well we have a wide range of professional roles in fields such as Finance, Payroll, Human Resources and Safety. In addition, we staff crews for the Telecommunications and Equipment Operators (HydroVac, Directional Drill and Bore) crews.
We strongly believe in the career advancement of our employees, and often see many people move from one area to another increasing their overall knowledge of our diversified business. This kind of movement within the company helps our people fulfill personal career goals. We encourage and support our people so that they can realize their personal career growth, understanding that this job movement is also beneficial to the company just like they are to the individual.
Please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission Website for more information about some of the trade programs we support at HPL!
HPL supports and provides many trade-related regulatory training programs to our employees. This is offered both externally or internally as required; and can be in person or online learning opportunities. We also host quarterly Safety meetings to support our commitment to the Mission Zero initiative. Annually, HPL hosts a General Meeting that provides a full day of personal development. We also have our own internal Leadership Development training program that is offered to those getting ready to take that step into a leadership role.
We also support the professional roles with appropriate approved learning and development opportunities and association participation.
Following our six months’ probation period, eligible employees are able to participate in our Health Benefits plan and retirement program.
Currently, we partner with Maximum Benefits for our group health benefits, which is a cost-shared program between the company and our employees. We have always been happy with this partnership both in terms of the benefits offered and the ease of access to benefit information online in an easy to create and access online profile. This online profile allows all Hundseth employees to easily submit and manage their health benefit needs.
The overall health and dental program provide eligible employees with benefits including;
Short-term and Long-term disability coverage
Paramedical coverage (such as chiropractors, dieticians, massage therapists, psychologist/social worker to name a few)
Prescription drugs with 90% reimbursement
Dental coverage 90% reimbursement on basic services
HPL also offers an Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP), which offers 24 hours/day access to resources related to all aspects of life, and this is through the partnership with Lifeworks.
Annual vacation leave; annual Christmas shutdown for construction crews
Ten statutory holidays per calendar year
Approved personal unpaid leave
Bereavement and compassionate leave in compliance with the Saskatchewan Employment Standards
Successful return to work and accommodation processes
Social committee activities such as an annual Company Christmas Party, Summer Golf tournaments and BBQ’s
Corporate fund-raising support for STARS Air Ambulance
Free onsite parking
Payroll deductions for employee’s personal purchases utilizing company discounts with preferred vendors
Other work-related benefits include such things as:
Specialized personal protective equipment provided
Accommodation/transportation/allowances for approved field crew activities
Opportunity to work in various areas of Saskatchewan and the other Western Canada Provinces
Our partner in this program is SunLife Financial and eligible employees can match the company contributions to 3%. The employee contributions are easily deducted from the bi-weekly pay to make it easier for employees to contribute.