FIRMA Foreign Exchange Wins Best Workplaces 2011

EDMONTON, April 26 /CNW/ - FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation, an international leader in corporate and large-scale personal foreign currency exchange transactions, is pleased to be named once again as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.  This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. Information gathered through various means provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

Michael Oshry, CEO of FIRMA Foreign Exchange, stated; "As CEO, I am once again especially proud of our win as it is based primarily on the feedback of our staff members.  To win in this category three times is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment for our entire team.  As an employer, FIRMA is committed to creating a great place for our staff to work by showing appreciation of the effort and contributions of all employees.  FIRMA strives to empower, reward and recognize our people while fostering an atmosphere of professional development and the opportunity for personal growth."

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 230 nominations and approximately 44,000 employees (actual number is 43,497) participated in the 2011 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

For information on how to participate in next year's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at bestworkplaces@greatplacetowork.ca or visit www.greatplacetowork.ca

SOURCE FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation

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If you would like further information about FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation, or to set up an interview, please contact:  Lindsay Kallio, phone: 780.702.3645, email: Lindsay.Kallio@firmafx.com .  You can also visit us online, www.firmafx.com.

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