The highly anticipated 2011 list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” has been announced and Protegra has ranked number 6 in the under 1000 employee category. We also ranked first in the “Respect” category out of 230 companies. The annual list is printed in today’s issue of The Globe and Mail in a special national report.
For Protegra, creating a great place to work is not just about a good benefit package or flexible working hours. It’s really about creating an environment of trust and respect where creativity and innovation can flourish. A large part of what makes our workplace great is our relentless focus on enabling people to reach their potential. This provides each person with the opportunity to shape their own path.
“When Protegra first started, we wanted to create a company where people looked forward to come to work. Ranking highly on this national award lets everyone know that this principle still holds true 13 years later,” says CEO Wadood Ibrahim.
This list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
This year’s list received over 230 nominations and approximately 44,000 employees (actual number is 43,497) participated in the 2011 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey.
Protegra helps organizations in the private and public sectors identify and solve tough business performance challenges. Protegra offers management consulting services focused on operational efficiencies. For organizations that use information technology as a competitive advantage, Protegra offers software services development and solutions.