Company Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row as a Great Place to Work
OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - After fierce competition, Takeda
Canada is honoured to be selected for the fifth year in a row as one of
Greater Toronto Area`s (GTA) Top Employers, which was announced today
in the Toronto edition of the Globe and Mail.
A part of Canada's Top 100 Employer project, the GTA Top Employers are
compared with other organizations in their field to determine which
offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Takeda was
selected as a GTA Top Employer from over 15,000 companies who were
invited to apply.
"At Takeda, investing in our employees is a top priority and goes beyond
the traditional benefit packages," said Mike Egli, President and CEO of
Takeda Canada. "Winning the GTA TOP Employers award for the fifth time
reinforces what we have worked so hard to create - a culture based on
strong values and an environment that is rewarding, challenging and
balanced - making Takeda the place where people want to work."
The GTA Top Employers is awarded to organizations that provide
exceptional workplace environments and is based on eight criteria,
including physical workplace (e.g., on-site gyms and lounges); work
atmosphere and social events; health, financial and family benefits;
vacation, and time off; employee communications; performance
management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
Takeda places a strong emphasis on employee programs. For instance,
Takeda has an exceptional health and benefit program, which includes
assistance to parents who adopt. Parents are offered a generous
subsidy to help cover the cost of adoption. Takeda also invests
heavily in employee communications, performance management, community
involvement and training, which all contribute to a strong culture that
is aligned to internal values.
While reflecting on her experience working at Takeda for over three
years, Renata Poljak, Marketing Coordinator said "Takeda truly stands
out as an organization that puts employees first in so many ways. It is
an organization that actually practices what it preaches when it comes
to investing in employees - it is the first place I have worked that
lives and breathes its values."
About Takeda Canada
Takeda Canada, located in Oakville, Ontario, is Canada marketing's and
sales organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and a leader in the
global industry, Takeda's mission is to strive toward better health for
patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. It has a
commercial presence covering around 70 countries, with particular
strength in Asia, North America, Europe and fast-growing emerging
markets including Latin America, Russia-CIS and China. Takeda is ranked
12th by global Rx sales, 14th in the BRIC countries and 18th in
Europe. Areas of focus include cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,
immunology and respiratory diseases, oncology and central nervous
system diseases, among others. Through the integration of Millennium
Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed, Takeda has been transforming itself,
broadening its therapeutic expertise and geographic outreach.
Additional information about Takeda Canada is available through its
SOURCE: Takeda Canada, Inc.
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Takeda Canada Inc.