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Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing: A Catalyst for Innovation

By Great Place to Work (GPTW) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)

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Best Practices Hub

By Great Place to Work

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Beyond Diversity: An LGBT Best Practice Guide for Employers

By Alison Grenier and Jacq Hixson-Vulpe

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Great Place to Work - June 12, 2017

DOWNLOAD: The Business Case for a High-Trust Culture

Did you know that companies with high levels of trust are positioned for stronger financial performance, better customer and patient satisfaction, and higher employee retention, among other outcomes? Download this research-based report to learn more, and to determine whether your own company’s culture fuels performance, or poses a threat to long-term success.

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GPTW - July 6, 2017

Integrating your Manufacturing Team

Sometimes if feels like our warehouse and office staff exist in two completely different companies. What can we do to create a more unified experience and integrated culture?

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Jen Wetherow - May 4, 2017

A Long-Term Perspective

This year will mark our third survey cycle. We know it’s the right thing to do, and we’ve been working hard to act on the feedback from employees but our results haven’t budged. How long before we can expect to see a shift?

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Jen Wetherow - March 9, 2017

Inclusion x Diversity

What’s the difference between inclusion and diversity in the workplace?

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Jen Wetherow - March 6, 2017

Flexibility

Our company expects employees to work 8 hours per day but we offer complete flexibility in the timing; it could be 9 - 5 / 7:30 – 3:30 / or even 10 – 6. But lately, we’ve been getting feedback that employees want more flexibility. What would this look like? What do other companies do?

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Jen Wetherow - March 6, 2017

Lateral Training & Development

I’d like to bolster the development opportunities available to our employees by including some cross-functional or ‘horizontal’ training programs. I am hoping to both build competency and break-down some of the silos that exist in our company.

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Jen Wetherow - March 6, 2017

Differentiator

We are in the process of evaluating and selecting vendors for our upcoming employee survey. What are most critical differentiators between GPTW’s culture assessment approach and other conventional methods?

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Jen Wetherow - March 6, 2017

Part-Time vs Full-Time

I have a mix of part-time and full-time staff; in what ways should I be adapting my management style and/ or practices to best fit their needs?

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The Globe and Mail (Jeff Cates) - July 20, 2017

How to Create a Thriving Workplace Culture

The Canadian workforce is changing at a breakneck pace and many business leaders are struggling to keep up. We know that retaining our best talent is paramount to maintaining a competitive edge and that keeping employees satisfied isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s how we drive growth.

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Great Place to Work (GPTW) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) - July 6, 2017

Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing: A Catalyst for Innovation

Dispelling lingering perspectives that manufacturing equates with monotonous assembly-line low-cost jobs, today’s manufacturing facilities are sophisticated and high tech, boasting robotics, artificial intelligence and 3-D printers. Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing are harnessing those new technologies to leverage people, natural resources and innovation capacity to drive growth in Canada’s economy.

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Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research - July 4, 2017

Best Workplaces in Manufacturing: Innovative, Global…. And Proud!

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year, have manufacturing facilities in Canada and a minimum 90% positive response to the statement "This is a physically safe place to work". We determined the BEST based the overall Trust Index score of eligible organizations.

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Corporate Knights - June 12, 2017

Pride Guide - What corporate Canada is doing to welcome its LGBTQ workers

When Marianne Smith interviewed with Blake, Cassels & Graydon for an articling position in 2003, it never occurred to her to ask about the storied law firm’s stance on diversity. Coming out as a lesbian was even lower on her list of priorities.

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Ron Grey - June 8, 2017

Learning & Development Cultures Drive Long-Term Career Commitment

Corporate cultures for continuous learning and development promote critical employee motivation, work enjoyment and long-term career commitment according to new research by Great Place to Work®.

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Alison Grenier - June 8, 2017

Building the Next Generation of Leaders

With today’s global competition and fast pace of change, leadership skills are in fierce demand. In fact, when asked, almost a quarter of CEOs at the Best Workplaces in Canada identified “leadership development” as THE most important issue facing their organization.

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Alison Grenier - June 5, 2017

The Best Workplaces for Learning and Development: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Best Workplaces in Canada for Learning and Development. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year. We determined the BEST based the level of employee agreement with the statement "I'm offered training and development to further myself professionally" as well as the quality and range of their learning and development programs.

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HR Professional - May 17, 2017

Creating an LGBT-Inclusive Workplace

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HRD Magazine - May 11, 2017

Hot List 2017 - Annual “Who’s Who” guide

It’s always a pleasure browsing through the final list of HR professionals featured in HRD’s annual ‘who’s who’ guide. These are the people who continue to add value to the profession and increase its standing in the business world. Some of them have appeared on our previous Hot Lists, proving their staying power; others have been featured in the magazine over the past 12 months. Then there are new contenders, the ones who have launched innovative initiatives, tackled tough business-critical challenges or moved the dial on persistent issues like diversity & inclusion.

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Alison Grenier - May 4, 2017

Best Workplaces in Canada Legends: Great Workplace Cultures That Stand the Test of Time

Great workplace cultures are built to last. In our recently published Best Workplaces in Canada list, we revealed a handful of very special organizations that are in it for the long haul. This month, Great Place to Work would like to endorse our ‘Legends’, organizations that have been named to our Best Workplaces in Canada list for 10 years or more!

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Great Place to Work - May 2, 2017

Great Place to Work Partners with The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

Great Place to Work Partners with The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

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Ron Grey - April 13, 2017

Cultures for Celebrating Success Drive Key Employee Behaviours and Outcomes

Cultures for celebrating success promote essential employee behaviours and workplace outcomes according to new research by Great Place to Work® involving hundreds of organizations in our 2017 Best Workplaces Recognition program.