February 20, 2019, EDMONTON, AB – Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers for the third 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 extremely pleased and honoured to be named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for the third year in a row. It confirms what all of us at Silvacom already know to be true – that we have a great organization with a fun corporate culture, filled with talented and dedicated people,” says Tom Grabowski, Silvacom’s President and CEO. “Our employees, along with their unique talents and strengths, are the reason for our 35 years of success. This award is for them.”
First launched in 2006, the Alberta’s Top 75 Employers competition (formerly Alberta’s Top 70 Employers) 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.
“We have learned over the years that initiatives won’t last if employees aren’t engaged, no matter how impressive the initiative may be,” says Tom. “It’s important to create an environment that people want to work in, and we are committed to creating exactly that for our team.”
“Alberta employers are investing in improving employee wellness in a wide range of fields, says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “From mental health to physical fitness and nutrition, employers across the province are doubling down on efforts to improve overall levels of employee wellness inside their organizations. The leading employers now see these programs as ‘must-have’ initiatives and no longer as ‘nice-to-have’ programs for staff.”
A full list of recipients can be found online at canadastop100.com/alberta.
About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 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, a large job search engine that includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by almost 8 million users in Canada each year. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest annual conference for senior-level HR professionals.
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 and 2018, and one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers in 2017 and 2018. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.
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