Mediacorp Ranks Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers in Inaugural List

by Knowlton Thomas

Mediacorp Canada for the first time has ranked Canada's top small- and medium-sized employers.

The company wants to shred the stigma that great workplace benefits and progressive working conditions are perks only large organizations offer. This new project recognizes small and medium enterprises across Canada that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies.

A number of companies on the list are in the technology sector, including Absolute Software, Big Viking Games, FreshBooks, and—employers that are wisely using the Techvibes Job Board to fill out their talented teams and continue growing.

"For several years, we've noticed a growing number of small and medium enterprises that provide their employees with great benefits and valuable workplace perks," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada. "Not only are these SMEs matching many of the workplace policies previously found only at larger organizations, but their nimble size allows them to innovate and adapt new programs faster than larger employers."

Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere; Health, Financial and Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training and Skills Development; and Community Involvement.

"This new competition recognizes the vital role that small and medium enterprises play in the working lives of most Canadians and the nation's economy," says Tony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. "Small and medium enterprises employ almost two-thirds (63.7%) of private-sector employees in Canada and account for over half of the nation's gross domestic product."

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In 2003, Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, accidently saved over an invoice, snapped and decided to create a better way to manage his books and bill clients. Since then, FreshBooks has emerged as the #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners by helping more than 5 million people track time, organize expenses and invoice clients in the cloud. Known for... more

Company: Inc
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

At XE, our mission is to facilitate global commerce. As the world’s most visited currency site, ranks among the top 400 sites in the world. We serve over 22 million unique visitors each month with a variety of tools and services including the XE Currency Converter, forex market analysis, and the XE Currency App, which has received over 25 million downloads. Since 2002, XE Trade Money... more

Absolute Software
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Our customers depend on us to provide them with a unique and trusted layer of security so they can manage mobility while remaining firmly in control. By providing them with a reliable two-way connection with all of their devices, our customers can secure endpoints, assess... more

Big Viking Games
London, Ontario, Canada

Big Viking Games is a leading social and mobile game development studio. The company focuses on making fans both externally and internally and has been recognized as the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Employer for 2014 and Top 50 Employer for Young People. With studios in London, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario our team of developers, artists and game designers are industry specialists who embrace the... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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