The 100 Best Workplaces in Canada 2011
TORONTO - One hundred companies are being recognized 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…
Microsoft: #1 Companies > 1000 employees
Google: #1 Companies < 1000 employees
SaskCentral: #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 5,000 organizations 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.
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, while S&P has allowed an average of 3.83% yearly gain, the best companies averaged 10.06%!1