News Release: Silvacom Named One of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for the Second Year in a Row

Silvacom Among the Alberta Industry Leaders in Providing an Exceptional Place to Work

February 21, 2018, EDMONTON, AB – Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) today was named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for the second 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 70 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.

“Silvacom is known for having a great balance between a fun corporate culture and a top performing, results-based team. We are extremely pleased to be named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for the second year in a row,” says Rick Reid, Vice President of Operations. “Our employees are the reason for our 34 years of success and being named one of the province’s top employers for the second year in a row shows how committed we are to investing in our people.”

First launched in 2006, the Alberta’s Top 70 Employers competition recognizes Alberta-based employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Mediacorp runs the annual Canada’s Top 100 project competition and grade on eight criteria, which have remained constant since the project’s inception: 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:

  • Commitment to charitable giving, at home and in Africa;
  • Matching RRSP contributions (up to 9%) and new employee referral bonuses;
  • Flexible work hours, telecommuting and summer ‘earned day off’ options to help employees balance work and personal lives; and
  • Enhanced health and wellness-related benefits, such as sit-stand desk options, complimentary instructor-led yoga classes, and fresh fruit daily.

“It doesn’t matter how many impressive initiatives you introduce to employees, ultimately if they aren’t engaged, the initiatives won’t last and people will eventually leave,” says Elva Kennedy, Marketing & Communications Manager with Silvacom. “There’s always room for improvement but we are committed to being a Top Employer and will work hard to continue to create an environment that people want to work in.”

Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of MediaCorp’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers project says, “It’s hard not to be impressed by the resilience of the Alberta economy – and the employers that call this province home. When you look at the range of industries represented by this year’s winners, you can see the outlines of the new economy in Alberta.”

A full list of recipients can be found online at canadastop100.com/alberta. For more information on why Silvacom was chosen, go to content.eluta.ca/top-employer-silvacom.

Interested in working for Silvacom? Please visit the Silvacom careers page: silvacom.com/careers.

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About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by 7 million Canadians annually. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

About Silvacom
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) 2016 and one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers 2017. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.

For further information, please contact:
Elva Kennedy,
Marketing & Communications Manager
elva.kennedy@silvacom.com
780-462-3238

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