Our role as a university isn’t much different from our role as an employer. As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
Our employees tell us that they are here because they feel proud to be part of a unique and inclusive community. A community that supports one another, inspires continuous improvement and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, yet rewarding work experience.
We aspire to be a diverse community, and it is this commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that keeps the needs of our students and our employees at the heart of all that we do.
And when it comes down to the “purpose” that we value, Laurier employees know that by doing what they do each and every day, they are part of something much bigger: they are each helping to shape the future for our students. They are inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
In September 2010, Wilfrid Laurier University introduced Employee Success Factors that reflect Laurier’s values, vision and mission statements.
A successful employee:
The Success Factors provide a foundation for many aspects of the Laurier employee experience. Together, they reflect an important set of criteria against which we can evaluate and strive to improve ourselves thereby continuously strengthening our organization. It all begins with us as individuals.
"Understands impact of actions on others and takes an integrated approach to work and decision making."
"Improves organizational effectiveness by finding creative ways to identify opportunities and overcome challenges."
“Builds and sustains meaningful relationships and invests in the Laurier community experience.”
“Adds value by identifying, understanding and effectively responding to the needs of our stakeholders.”
“Leads by example, promotes respect and integrity, and takes ownership for one’s own actions and work.”