MILL VALLEY, Calif., June 19, 2019 /CNW/ -- Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the winners of its annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Top CEOs in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace award, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their CEO's leadership, along with insights into their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
This year, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards for the Top CEOs feature six distinct company categories across the U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany. In Canada, Glassdoor has revealed the 25 Top CEOs in 2019 (honoring CEOs at employers with 1,000 or more employees).
The ten Top CEOs in 2019 in Canada are:
1. AMD's Dr. Lisa Su (99 percent approval)
2. Keg Restaurants' David Aisenstat (99 percent approval)
3. Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot (98 percent approval)
4. IKEA's Jesper Brodin (98 percent approval)
5. Ciena's Gary B. Smith (97 percent approval)
6. RBC's David I. McKay (96 percent approval)
7. Cisco Systems' Chuck Robbins (96 percent approval)
8. Microsoft's Satya Nadella (96 percent approval)
9. Glentel's Ravi Nookala (96 percent approval)
10. G Adventures' Bruce Poon Tip (96 percent approval)
"It's an honor to recognize incredible leaders who, from their employees' perspectives, exemplify exceptional vision, trust and communication. Glassdoor's Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement," said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. "Today's job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work. More and more, we're seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success."
In 2019, Glassdoor's 25 Top CEOs award in Canada features winning chief executives across diverse industries spanning technology, retail, finance, health care and more. AMD's Dr. Lisa Su ranks as the No. 1 Top CEO with a 99 percent approval, not only as a newcomer but also the first woman to earn the top honor on the list. Keg Restaurants' David Aisenstat (No. 2, 99 percent approval) is among 18 CEOs debuting on the list this year, along with RBC's David I. McKay (No. 6, 96 percent approval), Glentel's Ravi Nookala (No. 9, 96 percent approval) and G Adventures' Bruce Poon Tip (No. 10, 96 percent approval). Three women are honored among the top 25, including AMD's Dr. Lisa Su (No. 1, 99 percent approval), Purdys Chocolatier's Karen Flavelle (No. 16, 94 percent approval) and Vancouver Coastal Health's Mary Ackenhusen (No. 22, 92 percent approval).
This year, there are 15 CEOs who are recognized by employees in multiple countries, including only one CEO who has made four lists — SAP's Bill McDermott (U.S. Large, UK, Canada and Germany).
When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience. These include rating sentiment around their CEO's leadership as well as around senior management, among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve or disapprove of or have no opinion about their CEO's performance.
Across the approximately 900,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.
Employees' Choice Award winners for the 2019 Top CEOs in Canada are determined using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by Canada-based employees between May 2, 2018 and May 1, 2019. At a minimum, employers considered for the large list must have received at least 25 company reviews, including at least 25 CEO approval ratings and at least 25 senior management ratings. For reporting simplicity, CEO approval ratings are displayed as whole numbers, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth decimal place to determine final rank order. Complete award methodology can be found and downloaded here: https://www.glassdoor.ca/Award/index.htm
SEE THE 2019 WINNERS: All winning CEOs across this year's six categories can be found by visiting:
25 Top CEOs – Canada
100 Top CEOs – U.S.
50 Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies – U.S.
50 Top CEOs – UK
10 Top CEOs – France
10 Top CEOs – Germany
WHY IS GREAT LEADERSHIP IMPORTANT?: According to Glassdoor Economic Research, trust in senior leadership is a leading factor underlying long-term employee satisfaction and highly-rated CEOs are statistically linked to companies with great cultures and financial performance.
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