Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for the fifth consecutive year in an annual competition organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project.
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.
“It is an honour to be named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for the fifth year in a row,” says Tom Grabowski, Silvacom’s President and CEO. “We have a team of incredibly talented and dedicated people, and we will continue to work hard to create the best possible work environment for them. Our employees are our most important asset and receiving this award for the fifth time shows how committed we are in investing in them.”
First published in 2006, Alberta’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes 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
- Matching RSP contributions up to 9 per cent as well as retirement planning assistance
- Maternity leave top-up to 100 per cent of salary for six weeks for employees who are new mothers
“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.”
"Maintaining open and frequent lines of communication with employees has been particularly important during this time," notes Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp. "This is something new for most employers and, in the past year, we've seen many employers on this year's list step up to the task in terms of keeping employees connected and informed."
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 90 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, 2019 and 2020, and one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.
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