Toronto – Applications are now available for the 2010 Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Now in its 10th year, the annual competition recognizes the companies and organizations across Canada that lead their industries in providing exceptional places to work.
The competition is open to all employers – large or small, public-sector or private – that offer innovative programs to attract and keep talented employees. Employers are compared to others in their industry and this year’s winners will be announced in a special issue of Maclean’s magazine on October 6, 2009. The competition is managed by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which publishes detailed reasons for each employer’s selection on its popular job search engine Eluta.ca. Publishing detailed Reasons for Selection is a distinguishing feature of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, providing transparency in the selection of winners and guidance to other employers on how they can become better places to work.
To determine the winners each year, Mediacorp editors evaluate applicants on eight key criteria:
(1) Physical Workplace
(2) Work Atmosphere & Social
(3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits
(4) Vacation & Time Off
(5) Employee Communications
(6) Employee Engagement
(7) Training & Skills Development
(8) Community Involvement
Employers complete a single application to be considered for the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition, as well as 18 other regional and special-interest “top employer” competitions that Mediacorp manages with a variety of media and other partners.
These special-interest projects include:
Canada’s Greenest Employers
Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For
Best Employers for New Canadians
Completed applications are due June 26, 2009.