February 20, 2020, EDMONTON, AB – Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers for the fourth consecutive year in an annual national employer competition run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp).
This award recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald and online at edmontonjournal.com and calgaryherald.com. The 75 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.
“We are committed to being a Top Employer and will continue to work hard to create an environment that people want to work in,” says Tom Grabowski, Silvacom’s President and CEO. “Our employees are our most important asset and our reason for success. It’s validating to know that we’re offering them an award-winning workplace in return for their great work. Being named one of the province’s Top Employers for the fourth year in a row shows how committed we are to investing in our people.”
First published in 2006, Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Employers are evaluated using eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time-Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.
The judges offered several reasons for selecting Silvacom, including:
- $1,000 flex dollars as part of the company’s health benefits plan that can be allocated to a health spending account, a wellness spending account, used to purchase extra vacation days, or transferred to an RSP
- Tuition subsidies for job-related courses, subsidies for professional accreditation, and financial bonuses for some course completions
- A $400 referral bonus for employees who successfully recruit a friend
“We are proud to have created a fun corporate culture that is engaging for our employees,” says Tom. “It’s important to create an environment that people want to work in, where innovation and hard work is rewarded.”
“There’s another take on the Alberta story that rarely receives mention in today’s business press”, says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Over the past number of years, we’ve been struck by the number of Alberta organizations that view today’s economic reality as an opportunity to build durable workplaces for the longer term, with human resource policies that work for their employees.”
A full list of recipients can be found online at canadastop100.com/alberta.
About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Alberta’s Top Employers competition, a special designation that recognizes employers in the province that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance
Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in Alberta; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Established in 1983, Silvacom™ provides consulting and software solutions to improve land management. We help our clients solve real-world problems using design, innovation, and creativity. We have over 70 staff working in the areas of environmental management, forest management, GIS, ecosystem services, and software development. Silvacom serves multiple sectors including forestry, energy, agriculture, government, and Indigenous groups. Silvacom was previously named one of Canada’s Top 100 Small and Medium Employers (SME) in 2016, 2018, and 2019, and one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.
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