Poll conducted: June 14, 2017

Total Participants: 108

Participants were comprised of Ontario employers from the manufacturing industry.

Participants were invited to choose the top five key competencies they seek/require for a leadership role, e.g. team lead, in a manufacturing environment from the following list:

Lead by example – ability to positively influence others (104 votes) 96.3%
Initiative – demonstrating a willingness to work (66 votes) 61.1%
Dependability & reliability – displaying responsible behaviours at work (86 votes) 79.6%
Self development – displaying a willingness to learn and apply new knowledge and skills (30 votes) 27.8%
Adaptability & Flexibility – being open to change/forward thinking (96 votes) 88.9%
Visible across facility – ability to build relationships across facility (62 votes) 57.4%
Business acumen - understands customer’s needs and business position (62 votes) 57.4%
Other (11 votes) 10.2%

 ‘Other’ category yielded:

Accountability – Results Oriented
Understands company culture
Respect for diversity
Vision to change and improve operations
Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Focus, Leadership
Respect for people, processes, and safety
Process improvement – lean manufacturing methods
Understanding company business priorities and how to take action in own area of responsibility
Mechanical ability – able to troubleshoot and or program, reset equipment

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Bereavement Leave is available to employees:

Yes (113 votes) 98%
No (2 votes) 2%

Total votes: 115

Number of days granted:

1 day (1 vote) 1%
3 days (21 votes) 19%
5 days (5 votes) 4%
Varies depending on familial relationship to the deceased (86 votes) 76%

Total votes: 113

The policy covers:

Immediate family only (incl. step & inlaws): spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild (71 votes) 63%
Immediate family and extended family to include aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousin (38 votes) 34%
Coverage is decided on a case by case basis (2 votes) 2%
Other (2 votes) 2%

Total votes: 113