MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) retains its position as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and one of Montreal's Top Employers amid increased competition.
"Our goal is to create a supportive and dynamic internal culture that values and empowers our people," says Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at BDC. "Without a doubt, they're our most important asset and we're thrilled to receive tangible confirmation that our programs compare favourably with best industry practices."
BDC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for a seventh consecutive year and is a five-time recipient of the Montreal's Top Employer designation. "These two awards are a huge honour," said Karamanos. "We truly believe that building a progressive workplace is key to our success in supporting Canadian entrepreneurs. We will continue to cultivate talent and strive to provide an inclusive and inspiring work environment."
Mediacorp Canada Inc. reviewed the recruitment histories of more than 75,000 organizations and invited over 15,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply. Five thousand additional companies and organizations in industries that Mediacorp wanted to examine more closely were also invited. BDC was selected from a group of over 3,250 companies that participated in this year's application process.
Canada's business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca
SOURCE: Business Development Bank of Canada
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