Joy Reneker

Human resources advisor, wellness
City of Calgary

Although government services can sometimes be associated with bureaucracy and slow-moving processes, the City of Calgary proves that the public sector can actually be at the forefront of new business imperatives. Reneker has helped build initiatives that promote a flexible working environment for many of the city’s 15,000 employees. Some notable successes include the continued practices of compressed workweek, job sharing and telework. Reneker is currently partnering with a corporate initiative called Tomorrow’s Workplace to take these concepts another step forward by looking at the future of how and where we work to make the entire employment experience better. This entails simplified flexible work option application processes, acquiring and customizing online learning to support flexible workers, promoting ‘hub’ spaces so staff can work at alternate locations, and integrating flex-work materials onto one informative website.