TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - One hundred companies are being recognized today as the Best Workplaces in Canada. They represent great diversity in terms of size, sector, industry, and location. The judging panel? More than 50,000 Canadian employees.
And the Winners are…
Google: #1 Companies > 1000 employees and Multinationals
SaskCentral: #1 Companies < 1000 employees
L.V.Lomas: #1 Best Workplace for Women
Organizations on this year's list were ranked using the results of an employee survey, the Trust Index©, developed by global research firm Great Place to Work® Institute. This methodology is utilized by over 6,000 organizations in over 45 countries each year, making it the most widely adopted workforce satisfaction tool in the world.
What's so special about these 100 Great Workplaces?
Regardless of size, industry or the current economic climate, each of these organizations has discovered that TRUST is the foundation for quality jobs and performance excellence. And the good news is that high-trust relationships require behaviours that can be learned and embedded into any organization's culture.
Proven ROI-- What's more, organizational leaders who develop a high level of TRUST with their employees see stronger employee performance, often translating into stronger company performance. The U.S. version of the survey (FORTUNE list) shows that, even in a difficult economy the best companies averaged 295% ROI from 1997-2011!1
2012 Best Workplaces in Canada - Large organizations or Multinationals (over 1000 employees)
|6||Nycomed, a Takeda Company|
|9||Mercedes-Benz Financial Services|
|10||TD Bank Group|
|18||Royal LePage Performance Realty|
|26||State Farm Insurance.|
|27||Four Seasons Hotels|
|30||Mosaic Sales Solutions|
|32||Corby Distilleries (Affiliated with Pernod Ricard)|
|35||Disney Online Studios|
|36||Broadridge Financial Solutions|
|37||Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business|
|39||SC Johnson and Son|
|41||Winners Merchants International|
|47||Nintendo of Canada|
|49||Ernst & Young|
2012 Best Workplaces in Canada - Medium organizations (less than 1000 employees)
|1||SaskCentral (Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan)|
|8||Ontario Hospital Association|
|10||Lions Gate Marketing Company|
|14||Lakeside Process Controls|
|15||Achievers (Formerly I Love Rewards)|
|18||Real Food for Real Kids|
|20||Online Business Systems|
|23||Capri Insurance Services|
|26||Credit Counselling Society|
|28||Ames Tile & Stone|
|33||Genesis Fertility Centre|
|38||Immigrant Services Society of BC|
|41||Benefits by Design|
|42||Equity Financial Group of Companies|
|44||Lannick Group of Companies|
|47||Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club|
|48||DEL Property Management|
|49||Kingston Ross Pasnak|
To learn more about these inspiring organizations visit our website at www.greatplacetowork.ca, or read today's copy of the Globe and Mail.
About Great Place to Work® Institute: GPTW is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in over 45 countries worldwide. Our mission is to create a better world by helping companies become better workplaces. We are best known for our prestigious global lists of Best Workplaces, which we produce in conjunction with media partners such as the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. With more than 6,000 organizations taking part in over 45 national lists across the globe, this study is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work; our mission is to help them get there.
1 Independent research by the Russell Investment Group (2011).
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or interview requests, please contact:
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