TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX: IDG) - Indigo Books & Music Inc.,
Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer is delighted to
be named the top Canadian retail employer brand, number 6 overall, by
Randstad Canada. Unique to the Canadian market, the Randstad Award rewards and encourages best practices in building the best employer
brands, and is the only employer award where winners are chosen
entirely by workers and job seekers in search of employment
opportunities within Canada's leading organizations, based on polling
of 7 thousand job seekers conducted by ICMA International in February
and March of 2013.
"We at Indigo are gratified to be recognized as the top employer brand
in Canadian retail," said Indigo Books & Music Inc. founder and CEO,
Heather Reisman. "I am proud of our nearly 7 thousand employees and
their role in building our reputation with our potential future
employees. Most of all I'm delighted that we are so clearly and
consistently sharing our passion for what we do at Indigo with our
customers and the communities in which we live and work."
The Randstad Award study is conducted each year to both help identify
the most attractive companies in Canada, and to provide important
insights for employers on the trends and priorities affecting Canadian
job seekers and workers. In 2012, Indigo ranked 19th overall.
The Randstad Award survey is based on the perceived attractiveness of
companies in a specific market. The 150 largest employers per country
are selected, each with at least 1,000 employees. Samples are based on
national demographics (age, region, gender, education level) with a
slight emphasis on respondents aged below 40, potential workers being
the target audience of the survey. Each sample is representative on
age, region and gender and includes students, employed and unemployed
workforce aged between 18 and 65 years old.
About Indigo Books & Music Inc.
With books always at our heart and soul at Indigo we are about telling
stories and creating experiences. Indigo is Canada's largest purveyor
of ideas and inspiration to enrich your life, with books, specialty
toys, gifts and lifestyle enhancing products that affordably offer
intrinsic quality, beauty and timeless design. As the largest book and
specialty retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under
different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts,
Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, Coles and
the online channel, www.indigo.ca.
SOURCE: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
For further information:
Vice President, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
416 342 8561