Ryan Named to The Globe and Mail Great Places to Work List; Selected as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the Second Consecutive Year

TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm was ranked one of the best workplaces in Canada for the second consecutive year. Ryan ranked 7th in the Great Place to Work® 2014 Best Workplaces in Canada - Large and Multinational list, published in a special national report in the April 16th edition of The Globe and Mail. The Firm also received special recognition as one of the highest ranking companies in the Organizational Credibility category of the employee survey.

This prestigious list, compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, was established to identify, recognize, and honor the top companies that offer the best places of employment in Canada. Winning companies from the more than 300 nominations demonstrated exceptional workplace cultures based on a comprehensive methodology of rigorous audits and more than 60,000 employee surveys measuring organizational credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. This comprehensive process delivers a representation of the organization from an employee perspective and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.

In August 2008, Ryan launched myRyan, an innovative work environment that changed the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. The Firm rolled out myRyan as a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction. Since its inception, myRyan has delivered tremendous dividends for the Firm, its clients, and its employees. Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, while demonstrating solid year-over-year revenue growth. Most importantly, Ryan employees have achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in the history of the Firm, while enjoying the freedom to meet the competing demands of work and life.

"We are honored to receive this national recognition for the second year in a row and especially proud that feedback from our Canadian associates played the primary role in our selection," said Garry Round, Ryan President of Canadian Operations. "I want to personally thank our associates for this award, as well as their unwavering commitment to delivering superior client service and results."

"Ryan associates worldwide are demonstrating the power that an employee-centric work environment has on business productivity and success," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We remain committed to building and maintaining the very best work environment in the tax services industry."

A complete list of the winning companies can be found at the following link:

http://www.greatplacetowork.ca/best-workplaces/best-large-workplaces-in-canada

About Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy firm with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Its mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. The organization is best known for its global Best Workplaces Programme, which it produces in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as The Globe and Mail, the Financial Times, and FORTUNE magazine. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. They believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work, and their mission is to help you do it.

About Ryan
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the sixth largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Since 1974, the Firm's Canadian practice, located in Toronto, Ontario, has advised companies on a variety of tax matters, both provincially and nationally. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Ryan provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defence, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,700 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryanco.ca.

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