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Edon is Your Go-To Partner for Workplace Safety

By Edon's Picks, People and Culture

The safety of your employees, guests, tenants and the public are paramount as you prepare to reopen your offices. Edon Management has the expertise, equipment and commitment to ensure these workplaces stay as safe as possible from COVID-19 and other pathogens.

Edon’s full-service solutions, through its Pandemic Recovery Program (EPReP), provides clients peace of mind that comes from knowing your concerns are at the forefront. Edon has state-of-the-art cleaning and disinfecting equipment, an extensive pool of personnel with expertise in building systems, and 24/7 on-call availability to respond to urgent needs. Here is what we can do for you:

Refit Your Office

We can help you fit your office to meet government guidelines for safe physical distancing. Health authorities say that social distancing of two metres – about the length of a hockey stick – handwashing and other strategies of good hygiene are key components of a safe workplace strategy. We’re adding sterilizing stations in prominent locations to ensure frequent disinfecting. Other changes include mapping out and signing traffic flow to avoid physical contact, establishing protocols for staff, providing equipment and guidelines to optimize hygiene, and providing protocols for employee fitness for work.

Enhance Cleaning

Thorough deep cleaning is the new normal in our workplaces. Edon will help maintain the integrity of your space by increasing the frequency of cleaning, and by using new technology to disinfect your work surfaces and office equipment. At the core is our new electrostatic cleaning service – the most effective way to quickly, affordably and continuously disinfect your office, workshops or any surface your employees or clients might come into contact with. Our equipment eliminates pathogens, provides more complete and consistent coverage, penetrates deeply into hard-to-reach areas, and allows you to use your disinfected room or device right away.

Optimize Mechanical Systems

Viruses such as COVID-19 are known to spread through infectious aerosols – that is, droplets flying through the air. The risk of spread can be reduced by improved filtration and adjusting airflow patterns in your building’s heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Modern buildings have complex and sophisticated HVAC systems that require a high level of expertise to adjust and maintain. Edon Management will adjust your systems to increase air quality, and we can also manage mechanical system upgrades if your system is not up to par.

A review of evidence-based literature on risk assessment of HVAC systems shows that the following procedures should be considered:

  • Enhanced filtration, using filters that exceed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating in areas with dense occupancy or are otherwise judged to be high risk spaces.
  • Careful control of temperature and humidity.
  • The addition of local exhaust ventilation for source control.
  • Portable, free-standing high-efficiency particulate filters.
  • Ultraviolet radiation to kill germs.

Working with you as a partner committed to safety, Edon has the knowledge, equipment and devoted staff. Our full-service solutions will ensure your buildings and workspaces comply with all relevant government recommendations and regulations. We deliver peace of mind – for your employees, guests, tenants and members of the public who visit or use your facilities.

Edon’s Hiring Process

By Edon's Picks, People and Culture

What Does Edon’s Hiring Process Look Like?

Application Tips & Tricks to Land an Interview

Application

If one of the job postings on our website catches your eye, make sure you apply! Our current application process is simple: create your resume/cover letter and submit it to the careers email listed in the job posting, stating the position ID in the subject line.

Keep in mind a single job posting can generate hundreds of applications, so here are a few tips to help you stand out.

  • Be Honest
    Ensure your employment history, qualifications, and previous job responsibilities are accurate. While you may want to “pad” your resume with additional details, this will not help you. Anything on your resume is up for discussion during the interview process and embellishments will come out.
  • Keep it Simple
    Layout your resume in a format that is easy for the reader to understand; an overcrowded resume can be a turnoff. Separate your resume into sections such as skills, education and work experience to keep things organized and use generic, easy to read fonts like Calibri or Times New Roman.
  • Check your Application for Accuracy
    Review your resume and cover letter for accuracy and spelling before submitting your application.
  • Be Concise
    Highlight three to five key tasks you were responsible for in your previous positions.
  • Tailor it to the Job Posting
    Link your previous job responsibilities to the job posting. This will demonstrate that you are capable of performing the tasks associated with the position, but are looking to take on more responsibility or a new challenge.
  • Cater Your Application to the Company
    Demonstrate that you know a bit about Edon Management and express why you want to work for us.

Interviews
The hiring manager will review applications and create an interview shortlist. If you’ve used the tips outlined above it may give you a better chance of being selected for an interview. Please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Depending on the position, you may be asked to come in for a second interview with some different members of our team. This will help determine if you are the right fit for the company and the position.

Completing the Checks
Following the interview, you may be asked to provide information so we can begin to do checks. These checks include reference checks, background checks and, depending on the position, a DISC Assessment (behavioural assessment tool).

Offer
Should you be the selected candidate, an offer of employment will be presented. It is now up to you to determine if Edon is the right fit. Upon offer acceptance, an orientation will be set up for your first day.

5 Ways to Describe Edon’s Culture

By Edon's Picks, People and Culture

Workplace culture can make or break a company when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. At Edon, we strive to create an environment where people excel and feel comfortable coming into work each day. Below are five ways we define our company culture.

Team Based

It may be a cliché because every organization states that they are team-based, however, at Edon this actually reigns true. While a lot of the work we do may be on an individual basis, you can always count on the fact that your team members are there to support and assist you should you have questions or need help completing a project.

Fast-Paced

If you are someone who likes to stay busy, Edon is the right fit for you. Working at Edon, you will never have to worry about what to do next as there are always new projects or programs in development. At the odd time when things slow, it is encouraged to learn different facets of the company to expand your knowledge about what others are doing in the organization.

Innovative

Continuous improvement is at the forefront of the company and an integral part of Edon’s quality management system. Whether you have an idea that will help streamline daily work, or improve a process, Edon wants to hear them. That’s why we created our Emagination program, to funnel innovative ideas and recognize team members.

Growth Oriented

At Edon, there is plenty of opportunities to grow in your career (it’s one of our core values). Edon has a strong leadership team available to mentor and support your career plans. Each year employees assist in the development of their personal objectives, so if there is something you are passionate about exploring, make sure you discuss it with your manager. Courses that would help you progress in your career, can apply towards Edon’s tuition reimbursement program to help offset financial costs.

Diverse

Edon is built on diversity. Our team members come from various backgrounds, offer different skillsets and experience, and range in age from those coming out of school to those nearing retirement. While there are differences that set us apart, we all work effectively as one team to put forth our best work. We also bring diversity into our business by offering our clients a broad range of services to help meet their needs.