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Approachable People Managers Key to Organization's Success

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

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Inclusive Workplaces are Better for Business

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

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Best Workplaces for Inclusion: Radical Inclusivity

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

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Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance: An Industry Re-Inventing Itself

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

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Approachable People Managers Key to Organization's Success

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

For better or for worse, people managers have the single biggest impact on an organization’s performance. And this is especially true at organizations in the Retail and Hospitality sector.


February 8, 2018

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Best Workplaces in Retail and Hospitality: Front-Line Employees The Most Important Brand Ambassadors

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2018 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work®- Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the Retail or Hospitality Industry. We determined the BEST based on employee responses to our Trust Index© survey.


February 6, 2018

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Inclusive Workplaces are Better for Business

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

For years, Great Place to Work® has documented the way high-trust workplaces outpace business rivals. But our latest research shows that what it took to be great 10 or 20 years ago is not good enough anymore. Today’s organizations must clear a higher bar to reach their full potential by creating consistently great work experiences for all employees no matter who they are, where they come from or what they do in the organization.


January 18, 2018

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Best Workplaces for Inclusion: Radical Inclusivity

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2018 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must agree they are treated fairly regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation). We determined the BEST based on employee responses to inclusion-related Trust Index statements and the organization’s workplaces programs and practices that support diversity and inclusion.


January 16, 2018

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Why Nike’s Diversity Disclosure Is Just the First Step

By Ed Frauenheim

Nike just did it. So have a growing number of technology companies. And what they’ve done — publish employee diversity numbers — is the critical first step toward transparency and a commitment to creating a more inclusive, innovative, and high-performing business. But there’s still much more to do.


December 6, 2017

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Great Workplace for Women? It’s Likely Great for Others, Too

By Kim Peters

In our recent study, we analyzed not only the share of women at each company, but how they felt about work compared to their male colleagues. It’s common to see an “experience gap” between men and women in employee survey results, even at organizations that earn high marks overall – this discrepancy all but disappeared at the Best Workplaces for Women. At the same time, we found a strong association between a smaller gap for women and smaller gaps for other subsets of employees whose feelings about work typically lag their peers’.


December 4, 2017

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Is Your Workplace Culture a Barrier to Digital Transformation?

By Alison Grenier

Digital transformation, the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society, is blurring the lines between technology companies and other players. Some experts are now musing that the ‘tech sector’ in and of itself, no longer exists. We are living in a world where all industries must embrace digital transformation.


November 20, 2017

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Employer rating sites: Why they matter

By Lukas Pesa

Professional communication is undergoing a shift. With tech-savvy millennials beginning to work their way into management positions, new communication apps constantly being developed, and social media continuing to reshape how employees communicate internally, the business world has become more connected than ever.


November 20, 2017

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Traction On Demand, Axonify among GPTW’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech List

By Aeman Ansari, BetaKit

A few of the companies mentioned in the recently released list include Burnaby-based Traction On Demand, Waterloo-based Axonify, Toronto-based Wave, and Toronto-based BlueCat, which was sold to a US private equity company earlier this year for $400 million. GPTW outlined key attributes that they found in the companies on this year’s list, including strong employee communication, caring for employees, and empowering employees to do good work.


November 20, 2017

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Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance: An Industry Re-Inventing Itself

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work® Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 25 employees, and have Financial Services and Insurance as their primary industry.


November 7, 2017

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Striving for Workplace Equality

By Alison Grenier

The issue of discrimination in workplace is an ongoing point of discussion and contention. From the evident gender pay gap to the advancement of visible minorities into C-suite positions, the market continuously experiences dialogue as it works toward the goal of equality in the workforce.


October 31, 2017

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What Does It Take to Be the World’s Best?

By GPTW Inc.

The companies on our 7th annual World’s Best Workplaces list employ 1.9 million people in 57 countries across the globe. Despite their large size, these organizations create high-trust cultures where people are inspired to do their best, develop their talents, and contribute innovative ideas that fuel business performance while caring for their people.


October 26, 2017

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The Skills Challenge: How four of the World’s Best Workplaces prepare their teams for the future

By Kim Peters and Tabitha Russell Wilhelmsen

This is where the World’s Best Workplaces – recently announced by Fortune and Great Place to Work – offer some of the most valuable insight. These companies excel at creating agile, adaptive organizations on a global scale. And analysis of their programs found professional development was the top area separating them from their peers.


October 26, 2017

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Is Your Workplace Culture a Barrier to Digital Transformation? Trust More and Manage Less

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

Digital transformation, the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society, is blurring the lines between technology companies and other players. Some experts are now musing that the ‘tech sector’ in and of itself, no longer exists. We are living in a world where all industries must embrace digital transformation.


October 5, 2017

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Best Workplaces in Technology: Empowerment Drives Performance

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Technology.   To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 50 employees, and have Technology as their primary industry.


October 3, 2017

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Trust me, it’s all about corporate culture

By Lori Casselman, Chief Health Officer at League


September 28, 2017

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Managing Across Generations: Trust Is The Equalizer

By Smith School of Business

Contrary to popular mainstream narratives, millennials in the workplace value many of the same things as older generations in the workplace. Smith School of Business shares how career development and ethics within an organization are of particular importance to the youngest generation of workers and their colleagues.


September 11, 2017

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Tech Companies Dominate Best Workplaces for Millennials

By Kate Cornick, Techvibes

This year’s Best Workplaces for Millennials list was filled with companies in the tech industry. Techvibes shares how Great Place to Work Canada’s research on best workplaces for millennials prioritize informal feedback and communication, proactive relationship building and offering initiatives for university students.


September 7, 2017

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Canada’s Multi-Generational Workplace: Trust Transcends Age

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

A recent study conducted by Great Place to Work U.S. suggest that despite reported challenges in managing generational differences in the workplace, research into what each of these generations is looking for finds more similarities than differences, pointing to a simple strategy for creating a great place to work for all, regardless of age.


September 7, 2017

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Best Workplaces for Millennials: Attracting and Retaining Canada's Most Talented Young Workers

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research and Lukas Pesa, Business and Client Content Specialist

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Best Workplaces in Canada for Millennials. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, at least 30% of their employees must fit the millennial demographic (born after 1980), they must have a minimum 90% positive response to the statement, "I am treated fairly regardless of my age," and the organization must meet a minimum consistency index among the different age demographics.


September 5, 2017