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Once again, SAS Canada named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Business analytics firm honored for the ninth consecutive year 

Toronto, ON  (Oct. 15, 2010)  – For the ninth consecutive year SAS Canada, the leader in business analytics software and services, is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

Now entering its 11th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers list aims to determine which employers lead their industries by offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

To develop this year's Top 100 list Mediacorp, a specialty publisher of employment guides and periodicals, 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 selected 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply for inclusion on the list. Another 2,500 companies and organizations, in specific industries that its editors wanted to examine more closely, were also selected. Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Over 2,750 employers participated in this year's application process.

"It has been rewarding to observe top employers staying the course in these more challenging times and not retreating from program and policy advances over the past decade," remarked Richard Yerema, Managing Editor Canada's Top 100 employers. "I take this as confirmation that these employers truly recognize the value of such benefits to their employees and would be reluctant to veer from their progressive paths."

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

SAS Canada is one of the top companies on the list, because of its commitment to environmental sustainability, wellness programs designed to keep their employees healthy, above grade employee benefits and community involvement.

"Our success has always rested on the commitment we have to our employees," said Carl Farrell, President SAS Canada. "Making our employees a top priority makes good business sense. Employee satisfaction helps us create better software and build long-term relationships with our customers. This recognition is not only a testament to the great company we work for but evidence that SAS founder and CEO Dr. James Goodnight's renowned management philosophy framework is upheld here at SAS Canada."

View SAS Canada's profile and list score here. 

About Mediacorp
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of quality employment periodicals and guides. The Toronto-based publisher manages the annual Canada's Top 100Employers project, which includes the national competition as well as 18 popular regional and special-interest competitions. Mediacorp also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings -- and verified information on perks and benefits --directly from thousands of employers across Canada. Last year, more than 5.3 million people used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation's most-visited career sites. Each year, Mediacorp organizes a policy-oriented conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project called the "Top Employer Summit", which is Canada's largest annual gathering of senior-level human resources professionals. Mediacorp also organizes two other popular conferences each year, focusing on diversity employment and green workplaces.

For the list of 2010 winners, please visit: http://www.CanadasTop100.com 

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