Where you work matters.
At the average Canadian workplace, roughly 60% of employees consider where they work to be “great.” However, this figure rises to 90% for those among the “Best Workplaces in Canada.” That’s quite a difference.
Great Place to Work this month released their 2022 lists, which in total represent the voices of over 500,000 Canadian employees. A majority of each organization’s score is based on confidential employee feedback from the Trust Index Survey, while the remainder is based on “quality, quantity and effectiveness of the programs and policies which support employees and corporate culture.”
There are four categories based on size of company, ranging from startups with fewer than 50 employees to large organizations in excess of 1,000. Interestingly, Great Place to Work notes that it is midsize firms (100 to 999 employees) who best hit a “sweet spot for sustainable growth, efficiency and innovation.”
Some cool companies within that sweet spot include Waterloo’s Axonify, Vancouver’s Thinkific, and Edmonton’s Jobber—who all crack the top 10.
Overall, technology fields are strongly represented at every company size, from startups eager to attract talent with passion alone to giants like Salesforce and Intuit drawing hordes of staff with amenity-laden offices. Financial services companies are also notably present, a finding which echoes a report from LinkedIn last month. So then it is no surprise to find several fintech companies ranked on the list, as noted by Fintech.ca, including BitBuy (48 employees), Freshbooks (368 employees), and Properly (86 employees).