Mediacorp Canada unveiled Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Since we specifically cover the mobile industry in Canada – both carriers and manufacturers – I skimmed through the list and found only two companies to be honoured with this award, TELUS and SaskTel. Clearly missing this year are Rogers, Bell, and RIM.
To make the list Mediacorp “invited 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers, plus 6,000 other companies and organizations in industries that our editors wanted to examine more closely.” In addition, once they started to examine the application list, there was 8 key areas: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.
The reasons for TELUS making the cut was because of their charitable and community involvement, “excellent financial rewards,” encourages employees to work from home through a formal “Work Styles” program, employee development programs. TELUS reportedly has 24,443 full-time employees and 3,596 part-time employees in Canada.
SaskTel employs 3,131 full-time employees and 629 part-time employees in Canada and gives their employees $2,500 for development programs, “encourages employees to stay in-shape with free membership to an onsite fitness facility.”
The latest stat by the CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association) is based on 2010 numbers and revealed that the mobile industry in Canada generated $43 billion for the Canadian economy, plus employed 260,000 jobs.
Source: Top 100