TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Environics Communications has placed fourth on the annual list of Canada's 50 Best Workplaces,
ranked #11 as Best Workplace for Women and named one of the Best
Workplaces in Canada for fairness. Generated by the Great Place to Work® Institute, this list, and related stories, will appear in a special national
report in today's issue of The Globe and Mail.
"We're honoured to be recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute in
Canada as the top marketing communications firm in their listing," says
Bruce MacLellan, president and CEO of Environics Communications. "Our
culture is a combination of factors such as respect, trust,
collaboration and innovation, and it drives creative work and great
results for our clients. Our independent agency status enables a
strong concentration on our people and to each other, and that fuels
Notable programs at Environics include annual profit-sharing for all
employees, company-paid trips on key anniversary dates, an annual
company retreat, generous professional development funding, a wellness
program that includes an onsite consultant plus individual counseling,
daycare access with reputed organizations such as Kids & Co., and a
friendly, relaxed culture.
This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to
Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria:
two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey
completed by a random selection of employees, along with their
open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third
of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's
culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This
offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee
perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.
Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building
dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2014 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.
About Environics Communications
Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in Canada and the United States
and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics
Communications Inc. (EnvironicsPR.com) is a full-service, management-owned public relations and public
affairs agency focusing primarily on the association/nonprofit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors. The firm has won more than 215 awards for client work.
Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and
in June 2008 became the first North American communications agency to
be carbon neutral. The firm has offices in Washington D.C., Toronto,
Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East
About the Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management
consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence
in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by
creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best
Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious
media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and
Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across
the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe
passionately that any company or organization can become a great place
to work. Our mission is to help you do it.
Image with caption: "Environics Communications celebrates their most recent company retreat at Niagara-on-the-Lake. (Photo Credit: Paul and Chris Bennett) (CNW Group/Environics Communications, Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140417_C9918_PHOTO_EN_39413.jpg
SOURCE: Environics Communications, Inc.
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