On Tuesday, April 6, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2021. This is the fifth time that Silvacom has been awarded this title, having been recognized previously in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
This award is part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp). It recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation's best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Globe and Mail. The 100 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.
"The last year was extremely challenging for many. Being awarded the title of one of Canada's Top 100 Small and Medium Employers for the fifth time goes to show how invested we are in our people, regardless of circumstances," says Tom Grabowski, Silvacom's President & CEO. "We are honoured to receive this award and will continue to invest in our people. They are the reason for our success."
Now entering its eighth year, Mediacorp runs the annual competition, and their team of judges consider how each employer compares to others in terms of workplace culture and human resource policies. They thoroughly evaluate and grade on eight criteria including; physical workplace; work atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time-off; and community involvement. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees.
Silvacom was previously named one of Canada's Top 100 SMEs in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the judges offered several reasons for re-selecting Silvacom, including:
- Flexible work options including telecommuting, shorted work weeks (with less pay), flexible hours, and summer 'earned days off' options;
- A competitive health and dental benefits plan and annual $1000 flexible spending account;
- A strong focus on professional development through paid in-person and online training and national and international conference attendance opportunities
- Three weeks of vacation for all new employees, rising to four weeks at eight years;
- A generous company-sponsored RRSP plan
"These companies have proven to be extremely agile," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "Not only were they able to transition employees to working from home right out of the gate, but many already had policies in place that allowed for flexible work. It was simply a matter of extending existing benefits, such as home office allowances and internet subsidies, to make the full transition."
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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 Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada's largest job search engines, which reaches millions of unique visitors annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. The company also publishes The Career Directory, now in its 28th year - a free online guide for recent college and university graduates looking for employers hiring candidates from their educational background.
Established in 1983, Silvacom™ is a leading natural resource management company providing professional services to private and public sector organizations. We’re passionate about working collaboratively and creatively with our clients and partners to solve complex natural resource management challenges in the most efficient and cost-effective way. We have over 75 staff working in areas of environmental management, forest management, GIS, remote sensing, and geospatial application development. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.
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