Award recognizes Canadian organizations that have created positive work
TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) has
been named one of the Top 10 Places Where Employees Thrive by Your Workplace
Magazine. Xerox was cited as an organization that offers a dynamic and
creative workplace culture built on collaborative dialogue, trust, clear
outcomes, tolerance, and teamwork. Award winners were announced in May at the
Your Workplace Conference in Ottawa.
Final award winners were selected from a short list of organizations
based on feedback from employees. XRCC employees cited a variety of positive
attributes including diversity (employees come from over 35 countries),
teamwork, work life balance and creative and innovative work environment.
"Our people are at the heart of our unique, open, creative and innovative
work environment," said Hadi Mahabadi, vice president and centre director,
Xerox Research Centre of Canada, "It's so much a part of the Xerox culture
that it's not rare to have employees celebrate their 10th and even 30th
anniversary with us. This award reminds us that what we have here is really
An employee video submitted to the magazine included such comments as
"XRCC is a fun and dynamic environment, with an atmosphere of creativity and
The Top 10 Places Where Employees Thrive award recognizes Canadian
organizations that have created environments where workers feel their input
and effort is valued and respected, and where innovation and contribution to
improving workplace culture are motivated by leadership and management with
input from personnel at every level. "Even though this is the first year for
these awards, the competition was stiff", says Vera Asanin, president of Your
Workplace. "Remarkably, within 24-hours of releasing the survey to the
shortlisted organizations, up to 97% of employees in some companies completed
the survey form. When you have a committed and engaged staff, the results you
can attain are astounding".
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada is located in Mississauga and is one
of four Xerox research centers around the world. XRCC is Xerox's materials
research center, focusing on design and development of advanced materials such
as next generation of toners, inks, photo-receptors, smart media and advanced
materials for digital document media such as organic electronics.
Xerox Corporation is the world's leading document management, technology
and services enterprise, providing the industry's broadest portfolio of colour
and black-and-white document processing systems and related supplies, as well
as document management consulting and outsourcing services.
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