TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2014 winners of the Canada's Top 100 Employers were announced this morning, marking the 14th consecutive year for one of the nation's best-known editorial
competitions. This year's list features some familiar organizations,
but also many new winners - more than a quarter of the list changes
each year. But there are a handful of employers among the winners that
have succeeded in staying on the list for almost a decade.
What's their secret to staying on the list? "We get asked this question
all the time," says Richard Yerema, the Author of Canada's Top 100 Employers who has managed the editorial side of the competition at Mediacorp
Canada Inc. since the project's inception. "As the years go by, I am
increasingly of the view that it really comes down to a question of
leadership. Winning organizations consistently have leaders who
recognize the importance of becoming an employer-of-choice, making it
part of their organization's DNA from the shop floor to the boardroom."
To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its
widely-used job search engine, Eluta.ca. From this initial group,
editors invited 25,000 employers that each created new job
opportunities in the past year. Employers completed an extensive
application process that included a detailed review of their operations
and HR practices, comparing them to others in their industry and
"We have also seen an increasing familiarity by job-seekers with the
benefits and workplace policies that make a difference in their lives,"
adds Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. "From company-paid
pension plans to issues like vacation allowance and family-friendly
maternity leave, today's job-seekers are more aware that significant
differences exist among different employers in an industry. Leaders at
the winning organizations have recognized this change and understand
that their organizations need to improve constantly to attract and
retain the best and brightest."
The Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is the largest editorial project of its kind in Canada, with
thousands of employers taking part in each year's application process.
The distinguishing feature of the project is that its editors publish
detailed reasons, providing transparency in the selection of winners
and practical guidance for job-seekers about exceptional workplaces.
Each employer is graded by Mediacorp editors on eight key areas: (1)
Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial
& Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee
Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills
Development; and (8) Community Involvement. The same eight criteria
have been applied since the first edition fourteen years ago.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher
of employment periodicals and guides. Since 1999, the Toronto-based
publisher has managed the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 20 regional and special-interest editorial
competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians through a group of
magazine and newspaper partners. The publishing firm also operates the
popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which brings job-seekers new job
postings directly from employer websites and exclusive editorial
reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. Last year, more than five million Canadians used Eluta.ca,
performing eight million monthly job searches. Mediacorp also hosts
Canada's largest conference for senior-level HR professionals, the Top
Employer Summit, now in its 10th year. This year's sold-out conference, taking place November 13-14,
2013 in Toronto, explores the theme of workplace leadership and
features former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as
The full list of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014, including the editors' detailed reasons for selection, was
released this morning at: http://www.CanadasTop100.com/national
SOURCE: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For further information:
Kristina Leung, Editor 416-964-6069 x1464