Abell Pest Control was recognized as a Best Workplace for Women in 2023 by Great Place to Work.
Great Place to Work describes itself as a “global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. As a global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work produces both industry and demographic-specific Best Workplace lists and represents the voices of 500,000 employees across the industry.”
Sara Cromwell, director of people excellence at Abell Pest Control, notes how far they’ve come in changing the perception of women in this industry.
“Historically, women may not have considered roles in pest control due to perceived gender roles and concerns about the physical aspect of the role. But in creating a partnership between Abell and the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) organization, we are working diligently to promote awareness in pest management careers for women,” Cromwell said in the news release.
As a member of the PWIPM council and the inclusion, diversity and equity task force, Cromwell continues by saying she’s glad the shift is really starting to get noticed.
Since International Women’s Day of 2013, Abell’s total female field employees increased by 115 percent and females holding management positions rose by 75 percent.
The release notes that at Abell Pest Control, “women will feel supported with job security as this organization has been in business since 1924. So long as there are pests, there is a need for pest management professionals. We boast our industry-leading compensation, flexible benefits and paid time off and provide top-notch training and development to boot. When a team member joins Abell, they are enrolled in a customized training program through Abell University and partnered with an experienced professional to mentor and provide comprehensive training that ensures their success.”
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