KITCHENER-WATERLOO - APRIL 25, 2017 – Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, today announced Igloo has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This is the 2nd consecutive year Igloo has achieved this recognition.
This year's winners of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers can be found in a special magazine published this morning in The Globe and Mail. The winning employers will be honoured at a luncheon in Toronto today.
"We're honoured to be recognized once again for this prestigious award," said Dan Latendre, Founder & CEO of Igloo Software. "While we work hard to help our clients create a more productive and engaged workforce through our digital workplace solutions, we’re relentless in our pursuit of creating a fulfilling experience for every employee. When we say our employees are our most valuable assets, we really mean it. The culture we’ve created at Igloo lets people drive their own success and this helps us attract some of the brightest minds in the business."
“The defining features of employers on this year’s list is their flexibility to adapt quickly to changing conditions and the ease with which they can make improvements,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. “Since the competition was founded, we’ve observed that the leading SMEs have steadily expanded their benefits and HR initiatives – they offer job-seekers an attractive employment proposition combined with a dynamic and fun work environment.”
Some of the reasons why Igloo was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017, include:
- It’s continued path of steady growth, increasing its full-time workforce by over 25% in the past year.
- Employees receive 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to 4 weeks after only 3 years on the job.
- Igloo’s encouragement of employees to become owners, providing stock options to all employees following the completion of their probationary period.
Other reasons that make Igloo a great place to work include an open and collaborative culture that emphasizes communication and knowledge sharing, helping to spark innovation. People want to work at a place where communication flows freely, where they feel valued and respected. This is the culture at Igloo and it was built running the same digital workplace solutions internally which we provide to our customers, helping Igloo to create a modern digital workplace for its employees. For example, Igloo has created a “Kudos Korner” for its employees - a place to recognize great employee contributions, while its Social Zone provides an open forum for employees to share their thoughts and ideas about anything and everything.
Now in its 4th year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Employers were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their industry to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada. Employers must have less than 500 employees worldwide, including employees at any affiliated companies, and be a commercial, for-profit enterprise.
The full list of winners and the editors’ detailed reasons for selection were released this morning at: http://www.canadastop100.com/sme
About Igloo Software
Igloo is the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies build inspiring digital destinations for a more productive and engaged workforce. Offering a suite of modern features and solutions for today’s evolving workplace, Igloo partners with customers to address challenges related to communication, collaboration, knowledge management, and workflow. For more information, please visit www.igloosoftware.com
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