The home furnishings company is committed to continue to be a great place to work as it looks to make shopping at IKEA more convenient and accessible for Canadians
BURLINGTON, ON, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada is proud to announce it has been selected as one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine for the third year in a row. In 2018, IKEA Canada increased its placement to #70 overall (up from #115 in 2017), and ranked within the Top Five in the Retail & Wholesale industry.
"IKEA is a place where down-to-earth, hard-working individuals can thrive and be successful" said Marsha Smith, President of IKEA Canada. "We are grateful to our 6,300 co-workers across the country for their contribution in making IKEA one of Forbes Best Employers in Canada. We are dedicated to ensuring that IKEA continues to be a great place to work through our Total Rewards offering, talent development opportunities and new ways of working that better recognize the realities of our co-workers today."
Last year, more than 2,200 co-workers joined IKEA Canada, bringing the total to more than 6,300 co-workers across the country. In 2017, IKEA successfully implemented four-week scheduling for co-workers to better plan their lives and incorporate an enhanced work-life balance. This year, IKEA is rolling out minimum hours for all co-workers, while also adding more full-time opportunities across units. The company also introduced a new, more competitive Group RRSP program for co-workers, adding to its Total Rewards offering which includes a performance-driven bonus program, the annual Tack! loyalty program, subsidized meals and a co-worker discount.
Diversity continues to be a focus in the IKEA workplace, with a strong emphasis on gender balance - 55 per cent of IKEA co-workers and 53 per cent of managers are women. Additionally, with sustainability at the core of its business, IKEA has been named as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for nine years in a row by Mediacorp.
To determine Canada's Greatest Employers, Forbes worked with online statistics provider Statista to ask more than 8,000 Canadian employees to determine, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. Further, how did they feel about the other employers in their industry? The resulting list included 300 employers across 25 industries. View the full list at http://www.forbes.com/canada-best-employers/list
ABOUT IKEA CANADA
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 357 stores in more than 29 countries worldwide, which are visited by 817 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 13 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and 13 Collection Points. The company also announced plans to open new stores in Quebec City and London, Ontario. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 95 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA Canada, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE IKEA Canada
For further information: IKEA CANADA, Kristin Newbigging, Public Relations Manager, kristin.newbigging@IKEA.com
About IKEA IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 357 stores in more than 29 countries worldwide, which are visited by 817 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 13 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and 13 Collection Points. The company also announced plans to open new stores in Quebec City and London, Ontario. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28...