Rescan has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012, an annual competition sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to recognize Canada's best places to work. This is the second year in a row that Rescan has been selected as a top employer. The winners were announced on October 7th in a special editorial feature of the Globe and Mail.
Now entering its 13th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
“We received a record number of employer applications for the competition this year,” says Richard Yerema, Author of Canada's Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition. “We saw double-digit growth from all regions of the country, across industry categories and especially from the public sector. We have been organizing this competition annually since 1999 and we have never seen this level of attention from employers.”
To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its popular job search site, Eluta.ca. From this initial group, Mediacorp invited 12,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, plus another 5,000 companies and organizations in industries that it wanted to examine more closely. Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Over 2,750 employers started this year's application process. The final applicant pool was up 15.4% over last year's total, which was also a record.
The following are some of the reasons why Rescan was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012:
- encourages employees to keep active through employee organized sports teams and free access to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility
- is an enlightened smaller employer that provides maternity leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 100% of salary for 6 weeks) as well as extended health benefit coverage during their leave
- invests in ongoing employee development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation and financial bonuses for some course completion
- also partners with UBC's Saunder School of Business in the development of a specialized management development program -- courses include project management, cost control, finance, and accounting