TORONTO, ON, Oct. 7, 2011 – In recognition of its commitment to inspiring employees through progressive employment practices and beneficial employee programs, Xerox Canada has been named one of Canada`s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp.
“We received a record number of employer applications for the competition this year,” said Richard Yerema, Author of Canada's Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition. “We saw double-digit growth from all regions of the country, across industry categories and especially from the public sector. We have been organizing this competition annually since 1999 and we have never seen this level of attention from employers.”
Now entering its 12th year, Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual competition to recognize Canada's best places to work. The list highlights the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.
“We believe employee engagement and job satisfaction thrive in an environment of creativity, constant learning and new challenges,” said Mandy Shapansky, President and CEO, Xerox Canada. “Attracting and retaining world-class employees goes way beyond dress-down days and company parties…it’s about creating a vision and inspiring passion for that vision. This award validates the efforts we make to continually inspire our employees through our culture of respect, and by delivering beneficial programs that reflect our employees’ needs and values.”
To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its popular job search site, Eluta.ca. From this initial group, Mediacorp invited 12,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, plus another 5,000 companies and organizations in industries that it wanted to examine more closely. Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Over 2,750 employers started this year's application process – up 15.4% over last year's total, which was also a record.
To determine the final list, Mediacorp’s editors reviewed and scored each employer based on eight key areas: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere and Social; Health, Financial and Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training and Skills Development; and, Community Involvement.
To see why each Top 100 Employer was chosen, visit: www.canadastop100.com/national/