Building strong communities at work: Winners of this year's 'Saskatchewan's Top Employers' competition are announced

REGINA, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - With its long history of progressive social policies and innovation, it's no surprise that Saskatchewan is home to some the nation's most forward-thinking HR programs and workplaces. These employers make it easy for employees to feel at home by maintaining strong connections to the communities where their employees live and work.  That's the message from winners of this year's Saskatchewan's Top Employers competition, announced this morning by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which organizes the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

"A powerful reason why people join an organization is a desire to make a difference in their community," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "This is something that winners of this year's Saskatchewan's Top Employers competition understand deeply. They model their workplace culture with the goal of building a community, resulting in engaged and motivated employees."

Now in its 12th year, Saskatchewan's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout Saskatchewan were evaluated by the editors at Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (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. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in Saskatchewan; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners.  Mediacorp also operates, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project and is used by 7 million Canadians annually. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada's largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

The full list of Saskatchewan's Top Employers for 2017 is attached.  The winners were announced in a special magazine published in the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon StarPhoenix this morning.  Detailed reasons for selection with hundreds of additional stories and photos were released this morning at:


Access Communications Co-operative Ltd., Regina
Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon
ClearTech Industries Inc., Saskatoon
Cornerstone Credit Union Financial Group Limited, Yorkton
Crestline Coach Ltd., Saskatoon
Group Medical Services / GMS Insurance Inc., Regina
Health Shared Services Saskatchewan, Regina
Innovation Credit Union, Swift Current
ISC, Regina
ISM Canada, Regina
K+S Potash Canada GP, Saskatoon
Moody's Equipment LP, Saskatoon
Mosaic Company, The, Regina
Parkland College, Yorkton
Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, Prince Albert
Ranch Ehrlo Society, Regina
Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation / SCIC, Melville
Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, Regina
Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI, Regina
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Research Council / SRC, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board, Regina
Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon
Saskatoon, City of, Saskatoon
SaskPower, Regina
SaskTel, Regina
Solvera Solutions, Regina
University of Regina, Regina
West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon

SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.

For further information: Kristina Leung, Senior Editor, at 416-964-6069 x1464


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