TORONTO, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton LLP has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the fifth year in a row.
"I'm incredibly proud of what we've accomplished together," said Phil Noble, CEO and Executive Partner, Grant Thornton. "The award recognition itself is really just the icing on the cake. Our goal is and has always been a commitment to creating an environment where all of our people can thrive—both professionally and personally."
"For Grant Thornton, being a Best Workplace is not an HR initiative, it's a business imperative," adds Sharon Healy, National Managing Director, People and Culture, Grant Thornton. "To retain, engage and attract the very best talent, we need to be able to compete with the best employers in the country."
The list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by the 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 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 over 49,000 employees participated in the 2012 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.
About the Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Its mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. They are best-known for their global Best Workplaces Programme, which they produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind.
About Grant Thornton in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide.
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