October 7, 2011 12:00pm
‘Tis the season for company recognition awards, we’ve seen the “Top 100”, “Rich 100” “Top Brands”, “Most attractive employer” and “Canada’s Top Employers for Young People” all be announced over the past couple weeks… today is no different. Mediacorp has come out with the annual “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” list, which is now in its 13th year.
To make it on this list it’s noted that “Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for our national competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector”. Winners who were in the top 100 were graded on the following eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement… so how did out Canada’s telecom/wireless player fair? Two have made the cut: SaskTel and TELUS. Others such as Rogers, Bell, WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron, MTS etc. were shut out.
The reasons why SaskTel became one of the Top 100 was because of their downtown location, they encourage employees to stay in shape, employee development, training, scholarship program for children, retirement planning assistance and contributions. As for TELUS, some employees receive year-end bonuses, signing bonuses, training and development, work-from-home program, maternity leave top-up payments and retirement assistance planning.
Perhaps next year we’ll see others make the list.
Congrats to SaskTel and TELUS!
Source: Top 100