(Kitchener, ON, Canada – April 27, 2017) Clearpath Robotics was announced as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017. Besides impressive HR benefits, this year’s winners offer highly engaged, collaborative and fun work environments. The 2017 winners were announced this morning by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition.
“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.”
“SMEs play an outsized role in Canada’s economy,” says Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. “Small and medium-sized employers are responsible for a large majority of the jobs created in the past decade, so it’s important that job-seekers be aware of the leading employers in this sector. Many of this year’s winners show tremendous year over-year employment growth, in some cases doubling or even tripling in size.”
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.
“It’s an honour to be recognized on Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers list for a second year in a row,” said Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer at Clearpath. “As our growth has continued in leaps and bounds, I’m so proud of the culture we’ve maintained – one that is full of passionate problem solvers who really enjoy what we do here and have fun doing it.”
Stories from this year’s Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers can be found in the special magazine published this morning in The Globe and Mail. The winning employers will be honoured at a special luncheon in Toronto today. The full list of winners and the editors’ detailed reasons for selection were released this morning at: http://www.canadastop100.com/sme.
About Clearpath Robotics Inc.
Clearpath provides industry-leading self-driving technology, products, and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s research and industrial divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Visit www.clearpath.ai for more information.
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