The Business Development Bank of Canada’s (BDC) entrepreneurial work environment has helped the organization earn its sixth consecutive honour as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
“Within BDC, we strive to create a culture that enables our employees to grow, be challenged and make a significant difference,” said Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at BDC.
“This award is an important achievement, especially considering the high-calibre of Canadian employers invited to participate in the competition,” she added.
Canada’s Top 100 Employer winners are companies recognized as leaders in attracting and retaining employees. Evaluation criteria include physical workplace, work and social atmosphere, employee communication, training and development, performance management and community involvement.
“Awards, such as Canada’s Top 100 Employers, help us retain and attract top-performing employees who, working together, achieve incredible results. As an employer, it is our responsibility to continue to foster a high-performance work environment where employees can reach their true potential and work towards their career goals,” said Karamanos.
In 2011, BDC ranked among Canada’s best employers in four different categories: Diversity, New Canadians, Canadians over 40 and Top Montreal Employers.
Said Karamanos, “We support our clients by sharing HR management best practices, and we strive to deliver this same innovative environment in the BDC workplace.”
About Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition
Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition is a national project that recognizes employers who provide exceptional workplaces for their employees. Every year, Mediacorp Canada Ins invites over 12,500 employers to apply for the competition. A prestigious panel of HR experts evaluates all entries.
Canada’s business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 1,900 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital and consulting services to 29,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada’s economic prosperity.
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