Three London technology companies have just been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada, for companies with fewer than 100 employees. Compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the awards are based on both confidential employee survey results, and an in-depth review of the organization’s culture.
The 2018 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list was determined by studying data collected on five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. By studying both the organization, and the employee survey results, they are able to develop an accurate portrait of each workplace’s culture. This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 80,000 employees participated in the 2018 “Best Workplaces™ in Canada” survey.
HRdownloads™ earned the 29th spot on the list, and the top spot for London companies in the category. It is the sixth time that they have been recognized on the Best Workplaces™ in Canada list.
“A great company culture has to be built; it’s not something you can create just by buying a ping pong table,” said Anthony Boyle, President and CEO of HRdownloads. “We’ve built our culture on a fun and engaging foundation, where employees are encouraged to achieve great things and given a chance to thrive.”
HRdownloads was founded in London in 2008, and has since become a leader in practical human resources solutions for business owners and HR professionals. Their workplace culture is a big part of what has allowed them to be so successful.
“Our mission is to create an environment where people are free to be themselves, excel in their roles, and achieve success both personally and professionally,” says Boyle. “We provide complete support to our employees through work–life balance, growth opportunities, and plenty of perks—including wearing what makes you feel like your best self, whether that’s jeans and a t-shirt or a suit.”
Zomaron also made the list at number 44. The payment solutions and financial technology firm has also been recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.
Tarique Al-Ansari, CEO of Zomaron, credits the honour to his employees’ contributions, “The culture at Zomaron is the result of grassroots initiatives by our staff. They have really driven the company’s social engagement, internally and externally, which has established a true kinship throughout the organization.”
With a staff complement of over 75 full-time employees, Al-Ansari believes Zomaron’s continued growth will be the result of further employee investment. “Our company has a strong customer focus with a philosophy that if we invest in our employees we are able to retain the best talent, and in return provide the best quality products and service to our customers,” says Al-Ansari. “With weekly catered lunches, employer paid benefits, flexible working arrangements, and our new state-of-the-art facility, we are always looking for new ways to show our appreciation for everything the team does.”
Voices.com also cracked the top 50 at number 47. The world’s largest voice-over marketplace have won several awards that demonstrate its commitment to its employees and culture, and is recognized as a place where employees can thrive.
“Our mission, vision and values are all of the utmost importance to us,” says David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com. “The success of a company rests on the great people you hire and their ability to execute on your strategy. That’s why employee engagement and happiness is paramount. We are proud to be recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada for 2018, and take it as a confirmation that we are meeting our goal of providing meaningful work in an inclusive workplace for every one of our team members.”
Congratulations to all three companies, who are worthy of the national recognition.
It’s the type of recognition that helps the entire technology industry in London.
“For people outside London, whether they are potential entrepreneurs or employees, it positions the city as vibrant, growing, and committed to building an engaged workforce,” offered Greg Picken, Manager of Communications for TechAlliance.
Two other London companies that aren’t in the technology industry were also recognized with top 50 rankings. London business pillar 3M came in at a lofty number 8 in the 1000+ employee category, and JMP Engineering was ranked 29th for companies with 100-999 employees. Congratulations to both of them as well.
The full Best Workplaces™ in Canada list, along with related stories, will appear in a Special National Report in The Globe and Mail tomorrow.
For more information, visit www.greatplacetowork.ca.
The London Beat will bring you a full inside look at Voices.com tomorrow.