For the eleventh consecutive year, SAS Canada named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers
Business analytics firm continues to offer exceptional work/life balance for its employees
bFor the eleventh consecutive year SAS Canada, the leader in business analytics software and services, is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers . Now entering its thirteenth 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 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 15,000 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 3, 250 employers started this year's application process. The final applicant pool was up over last year's total, which was also a record.
The distinguishing feature of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project is that its editors publish detailed reasons explaining why each winner is selected, providing transparency and guidance for job-seekers and employers alike. These reasons are published exclusively on Eluta.ca, where they can be read free of charge. Each winner is graded by Mediacorp editors on eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. These criteria have remained consistent since the inception of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.
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.
"At SAS, we recognize that in order to succeed we must ensure our employees are satisfied and feel empowered to reach their fullest potential both in all areas of their lives. We are committed to offering our employees an exceptional and inspiring place to work – one that is built on a culture of respect and trust for employees. It's the SAS way of doing business," said Carl Farrell, President SAS Canada.
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 100 Employers project, which includes 18 widely followed regional and special interest competitions. The company also manages the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings directly from employer websites, as well as editorial information on what it's like to work at each employer. Last year, more than 5.3 million Canadians used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation's most-visited career sites. Mediacorp also organizes several large annual events, including the Top Employer Summit, which is Canada's largest senior-level HR conference, the New Grad Career Expo and the popular Diversity Canada conference.
For the list of 2011 winners, please visit: http://www.CanadasTop100.com
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit www.sas.com/canada