Canada’s Top 100 Employers were announced today. Now in its 15th year, Mediacorp followed ‘recruitment histories’ of over 80,000 employers from its job board, then distilled the list down and “invited 35,000 active employers that created new jobs in the past year.”
The list was compiled from eight core segments, including Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.
“Each year, we see the baselines improve at the employers chosen for the Top 100,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition. “From the small ripples that each employer’s initiatives create, we can recognize a wave that represents the evolving values of the Canadian workplace.”
Making the cut from a Canadian startup perspective was the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), who has 1,920 full-tim employees and 75 part-time employees. Some of the reasons why BDC was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2015 was because of how it supports employees with a scholarship program that gives $2,500 per child, in-house and online training programs and flexible health plan. A perk to the gig at BDC is that employees are encouraged to leave their car at home with a free hour towards BIXI bicycle rentals during the summer months.
BDC recently formed a partnership with Creative Destruction Labs (CDL), backed Xagenic, and helped create the “Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator.”