Canada's Largest Software Company Selected Based on Supportive Employee Programs
WATERLOO, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), Canada's largest software company and the preeminent global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, has been chosen by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. The selection process reviews company programs that attract and retain younger workers, and the competition is open to public and private sector companies headquartered or with principal operations in Canada.
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"Open Text is one of the fastest-growing high-tech companies in the world, and to support that growth we make every effort to attract top talent," said Eugene Roman, Chief Technology Officer at Open Text. "We strive to make our workplaces progressive and work to ensure we accommodate young talent, from mentoring post-graduate students, to enabling co-op terms at Open Text, to hiring new grads and providing appropriate career path support."
Roman models that philosophy through a personal mentorship program working with students from post-secondary facilities including the University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Conestoga College. At any given time, Roman has a cadre of up to 8 students with whom he works to share ideas, offer guidance on their career choices, and encourage them to be innovative thinkers.
"Today's workplace requires not only top talent trained in specific fields such as computer science and physics, but also creative thinkers who can apply innovative ideas to business opportunities. Intuitive design takes into consideration the end-user applications for the technology," Roman said.
It's that approach that will enable young people to flourish in the high-tech sector today, and that's why Roman, who is responsible for IT and Research & Development globally for Open Text, makes mentoring students a priority. Young talent is also cultivated at Open Text through an active co-op program for college and university students as well as a new grads program in the locations where Open Text operates globally. Other Open Text business leaders are involved with post-secondary institutions through speaking engagements, seminars and more, to engender interest in high-tech careers.
Canada's Top Employers for Young People selected Open Text on the basis of supportive programs in the categories of workforce demographics, benefit programs, and education & development. Open Text is one of 50 companies recognized as a Top Employer for 2010 as announced in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business today.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Open Text has grown quickly over the last few years to become the largest independent ECM software company in the world. The company currently employs about 4,000 people globally, including approximately 1,000 across Canada. ECM helps large companies and government agencies manage huge stores of documents, email, videos and other content; improve information sharing and worker collaboration; and manage business processes and compliance rules that depend on information.
Since Open Text's IPO in 1996, the company has continued to thrive and was ranked 15th in Fortune Magazine's 2009 list of the 100 Fastest-Growing companies and 6th within the list's breakdown of fastest-growing tech companies. Today 100 million people worldwide use Open Text's software.
About Open Text
Open Text, the preeminent enterprise content management software solutions company, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
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