Our People – Diversity and Inclusion
The oil and gas industry has traditionally been underrepresented by minority groups. DWS is working to change this by actively recruiting top talent and identifying channels for new-hire diversity.
We are immensely proud of our focus on diversity and inclusion. Twenty percent (20%) of our workforce includes women and minorities.
We will continue to work hard to increase this key metric. We also are committed to recruiting military veterans—those who have protected and served our nation—and providing employment opportunities for them.
We believe the talents and skills of every employee must be recognized for the overall good of both the organization and the individual employee. We are committed to helping each person in the organization realize his or her personal goals and for each to be fairly rewarded for the effort and value they deliver to the company.
On the first day a new employee begins working at DWS, he/she commences a relationship with significant mutual obligations that continue throughout his/her employment. Deep Well Services understands that employees want and deserve to be respected, treated fairly, and be allowed to return home safely each day. We are committed to providing a safe and efficient workplace. The company will do its best to provide individuals with the opportunity to work at jobs they enjoy and find financially rewarding.
Employee retention is paramount to the success of our organization. Employee retention initiatives include longevity bonuses rewarding loyal employees, competency promotions, benefit improvements, and a major focus on employee engagement through anonymous surveys allowing us to be the employer of choice in the oil and gas industry.
“As a result of the pandemic and economic downturn, we had to make difficult decisions concerning our employees, including reducing our staff for the first time in years. As we look to the future, we are considering additional avenues to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, including several new initiatives for 2021. I am especially proud of our outreach to the military veterans’ community as a springboard for our future growth.”
Gretchen Clark, Director, Human Resources
In an industry with significantly high employee turnover, we are proud of our efforts to retain top talent that allow us to compete with companies that have been established for decades.
Extensive training is conducted for all employees and everyone at DWS is tracked into the DWS Competency Program which evaluates not only training requirements, but job skill and proficiency. The DWS recruiting team attends many job fairs and uses a behavior-based screening tools to match potential employees for fit in the organization.
DWS maintains attractive and competitive compensation by continually evaluating and adjusting compensation levels to attract and retain the most skilled workforce. We have an industry leading benefits programs that provides comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and employee assistance programs.