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.  

Keeping Employees Informed

Senior leadership hosts regular Town Hall meetings to roll out large initiatives or update employees on company progress. Employees are invited to attend the meetings in person or via webcasts. Following the live meetings, recorded versions are featured on our company intranet for accessibility to both field and corporate 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.

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 or 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 2018, Applause usage increased more than 20%, and more than 1,400 badges were awarded every month.

We also recognize employees’ commitment to the company by celebrating milestone anniversaries. On a quarterly basis, employees celebrate their work anniversaries by meeting with CEO Doug Lawler at the Service Award Breakfast. 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.