Leading people practices maintains BDC's position as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada's (BDC) work environment has earned the organization its eighth consecutive honour as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. 

"This recognition reaffirms that BDC's commitment to cultivating a positive, productive workplace is having an impact," says Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at BDC.  "While the pool of applicants grows every year, we're honoured to have made the Top 100 Employers list for eight consecutive years now."

Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is the largest editorial project of its kind in Canada, with thousands of employers taking part in each year's application process. Employers are evaluated on a variety of criteria including work atmosphere and social opportunities, benefits, training and development, performance management, community involvement and physical workspace. 

In 2012, BDC ranked among Canada's best employers in four different categories: Diversity, New Canadians, Canadians over 40 and Top Montreal Employers.

About BDC
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 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

About Top 100 Employers competition
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is Canada's largest publisher of employment periodical and guides. For 15 years, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 22 regional and special-interest editorial competitions. To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada. Candidates completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices, comparing them to others in their industry and region.

SOURCE: Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information:

Daniela Pizzuto
Manager, Public Relations
Business Development Bank of Canada
(514) 496-6768

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