BC Assessment – Victoria
The Human Resources Information Systems Analyst manages BC Assessment’s Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), ensuring all people systems and… BC Assessment
I have been working at BC Assessment full-time (More than 5 years)
Fantastic people to work with. Comfortable, union based, flexible schedule/workplace, full benefits, stable family oriented workplace. No forced overtime, very rare to dismiss any employee, even if weak in their field.
Career progression, management has lost touch with working level. Pay increases haven't kept up with the economy in over a decade which really builds up to unfair wage in competitive market, union ineffective and biased to their majority - core business appraisers. Zero merit based opportunities, unfair work dispersion amongst divisions, and no incentives to excel. Cannot settle on a strategic direction, re-org after re-org without playing one out.
Advice to Management
More than anything, it's finally time to address resourcing. Divisions have been holding on by a thread for years and despite repeated pleas for additional staffing (or fair compensation), the problem has been ignored for too long. Like forcing a belt to fit long after you've outgrown it, employees are stretched to the limit, and if there are so many opportunities to keep growing, perhaps it's time to reconsider requesting a levy increase. One request in 15 years won't force an official review and disbanding of the company, despite political party in office. To grow in every direction, you must have the capacity to support it. While focusing on becoming a revenue supplemented and driven organization, strategy conflicts as there are no incentives to help drive that growth. Settle for the norm as we've historically done and take the additional work off employees' backs, or fully commit to growing and find a bigger belt! Advice to Public: In terms of employment, it all depends what you are looking for. The long term strategy for careers seems to be 'this is where employees can come to settle down, eventually find 'tenure', and settle for mediocre", which is absolutely fine if that is what you're looking for, but don't expect to grow or thrive in your career. You won't be applying to enjoy the money or office politics, but it's comfortable and has a 0 overtime policy. Do as much work as you can on the clock, but go home on time every time. Good luck with your decision!