Employee Engagement

Honoring our core value of transparency and open communication helps to create a strong One CHK culture that engages and aligns employees with company goals.  

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Keeping Employees Informed

Senior leadership hosts regular Town Hall meetings to stay engaged with employees and give updates on company progress. Employees are invited to attend the meetings in person or via webcasts. Following the live meetings, replays are available to all employees.

In addition to direction from senior leadership, cascading messages across employee levels is encouraged at Chesapeake. Supervisors receive tools to encourage dialogue with their direct reports regarding information important to business operations. One of these tools is a regular email called Core Communications that provides managers with information to share with their team members. Employees can also access company information through our robust intranet, and employees working in the field receive a dedicated monthly email.

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Recognizing Employees

At Chesapeake, we believe that appreciation is key to building and growing strong teams. Recognizing this, Chesapeake has several employee recognition programs designed to show appreciation to employees who go above and beyond their job responsibilities. The Core Values Award is given quarterly to a group of employees who embody one or more of Chesapeake's core values. Employees are also recognized annually at the Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Awards for stellar environmental and safety performance. 

In addition to formal award programs, we offer Applause, our online employee recognition program that allows managers and employees to immediately honor their co-workers for positive, on-the-job behaviors. Employees receive digital badges to build their online trophy cases, and in some instances, receive prizes for special accomplishments. In 2019, we expanded this program to include the IMPACT Badge, where Individual Contributors were able to award points for prizes to their colleagues who made a significant impact to a project, or to the employee themselves. In our first year of implementation, 800 IMPACT badges were awarded.

We also recognize employees' commitment to the company by celebrating milestone anniversaries. Beginning on an employee's five-year anniversary and continuing every five years after, employees receive both Applause points for prizes and recognition from senior leadership.

Employee Feedback

Key to creating a culture of transparency and open communication is encouraging employees to submit feedback on the company. Chesapeake offers the Idea Box, the S.A.F.E. Suggestion Box and our Good Catch program as ways for employees to share their ideas for improving the company and making Chesapeake a safer place to work. We also host a number of employee task forces, such as the Employee Services Advisory Committee, that meets quarterly to review the various services and benefits offered on our corporate campus.

Should employees have a concern about the conduct of a co-worker or contractor, they can contact our Compliance Department or anonymously inform our Ethics and Integrity Helpline.​

Engaging and Supporting Veterans

​Chesapeake employees who are former and current members of the military possess qualities that embody Chesapeake's core values and culture, as well as outstanding skills and talent, all of which strengthen our company. To help build on these strengths we take an intentional and proactive approach to recognizing and engaging our veteran talent. For full-time employees who are serving active duty, we provide a military differential pay benefit to those who are called to serve or train for 30 or more days.

In addition, our recruiting team members are trained to review and translate military resumes for hiring managers to highlight the skills these candidates could bring to Chesapeake. In 2019, our recruiting team attended multiple information sessions for veterans where they provided tips and advice on entering the workforce after active duty. 

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