Approach to Employees

We are committed to being an employer of choice and helping our people thrive.  We take this role seriously and proactively work to create a supportive work environment throughout our employees’ tenure.

Our approach to employees includes:

  • Compensation and Benefits – To recruit and retain talented employees, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. While specific compensation and benefits vary globally and are based on regional practices, our U.S. full-time salaried and hourly employees receive comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits for employees, spouses and dependents; a 401(k) retirement savings program with company matching contributions; short-term and long-term disability benefits; flexible spending accounts; a health savings account with company contribution; paid vacation time.

Eligible employees are also provided time away from work to attend personal, family and community matters.  Leaves of absence may include bereavement, military service and family medical leave, as well as allotted time for jury duty, voting and sick leave, among others. 

  • Flexible Work Options – To create the best balance for employees, our office staff have the ability to operate under a flexible/hybrid workplace model. The model allows office employees to work remotely several days per week, while still benefiting from hub locations that allow for collaborative work teams and spontaneous learning and creativity.

  • Training and Development – Fostering a safe work environment is paramount to everything we do. As such, we provide regular training to our employees on our safety policies and procedures, including annual emergency action drills. All our employees also have access to an online learning systems with developed training plans, including cybersecurity and safety programs. 

Additionally, we offer employees talent development programs and learning resources to support performance and align skill requirements and competencies with specific functional and leadership roles.  Our performance management system enables leaders to work with their employees to set annual objectives aligning with their functional role. Objectives are tracked and measured throughout the year for informal follow-ups as well as formal reviews.  We also support the growth and development of leaders though the Covia Leadership Experience (CLE) workshop series to better equip and identify next-generation leaders. 

  • Engagement – Employee engagement has always been important to Covia, and we make a concerted efforts to connect with and support our employees at all our locations. This includes frequent communications from our CEO and senior leaders, use of our employee app and distribution of an internal newsletter.  In addition, we leverage feedback from periodic employee engagement surveys and engagement groups, including the company’s D&I Council.