Alberta Company Proves That You Don’t Have To Be Big To Be Best
April 13, 2018, EDMONTON, AB – Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2018. This is the second time that Silvacom has been awarded this title.
This award is part of the of the Canada’s Top 100 Project run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp) and showcases the nation’s most innovate smaller employers and recognizes their outstanding achievements in creating exceptional and industry-leading workplaces. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Globe and Mail. The 100 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.
“At Silvacom, we strive to develop an exciting environment where hard work and innovation is rewarded,” says Tom Grabowski, President & CEO. “The result is a team with the expertise and capacity to compete against bigger consulting firms. We are very proud to be recognized as one of the best small & medium employers in Canada.”
Entering its sixth year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition recognizes the SMEs with the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies. 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, health, financial & family benefits; vacation & 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 and the judges offered several reasons for re-selecting Silvacom, including:
- A competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits package, and annual $1000 Flexible Spending Account;
- Flexible work hours, telecommuting and summer ‘earned day off’ options;
- Three weeks of vacation for all new employees, rising to four weeks at eight years;
- Matching RRSP contributions (up to 9%); and
- Enhanced health and wellness-related benefits, such as sit-stand desk options, complimentary instructor-led yoga classes, and fresh fruit daily.
“Silvacom’s key to success is that we have created an extraordinary culture based on the values of teamwork, innovation, client satisfaction, and entrepreneurial spirit. It sounds simple, but it’s amazing what happy employees can achieve for customers,” says Ward Ferguson, Director of Business Development & Communications. “Our employees are our most important asset and it is validating to know that we are offering them an award-winning workplace in return for their great work.”
MediaCorp says, “Not only is it possible to have the best of both worlds, but some SMEs are leading the way, combining the entrepreneurial feel of working at a small organization with the kinds of perks and benefits once offered only by larger employers.”
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 seven million Canadians annually. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest 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) 2016 and one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers 2017 & 2018. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.
For further information, please contact:
Elva Kennedy, Marketing & Communications Manager