Best Companies To Work For
The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune magazine recently released the 100 Best Companies To Work For list. Here are some companies with unique wellness offerings:
The online shoe retailer (#6 on the list) offers its workers access to a full-time, on-site life coach to helps solve issues from parenting to caring for the elderly.
The tech giant (#20) brings a car-care company to the office twice a week. Employees can leave their automobiles with mechanics for an oil change while they work.
Chesapeake Energy –
Workers at the natural gas producer (#32) have access to a 72,000 square-foot fitness center and parent/child yoga classes. The center also offers seven tanning beds as well as spray tanning capabilities. The firm also accommodates its employees’ cosmetic health needs as well by providing a full range of dermatology services, including cancer screenings, lesion removal and even Botox injections.
Atlantic Health –
Onsite childcare is available to employees’ grandchildren (#54).
Hasbro and Mattel
Every Friday, the two toymakers (ranked #59 and #69, respectively) throws a fun and games day for its workers and each company gives employees summer Fridays — a half-day — all year round.
The investment information company (#95) gives employees six weeks paid leave every four years.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants –
Employees at Kimpton’s pet-friendly hotels (#83) needn’t worry about leaving their animals alone at home during a long workday. Hotel staff can bring their pets to work (provided they play well with others) and leave them with onsite pet care specialists. The company has also partnered with Pet Assure to offer employees veterinary health insurance.
To relieve the stress of caring for an aging parent, the nonprofit defense contractor (#78) hosts monthly employee-led support groups. Along with the company’s employee assistance provider, about a dozen company volunteers coordinate the meetings and occasionally bring in speakers.
The company offers five paid days for volunteer work and $11,390 in adoption assistance and autism coverage.
The 2011 List of the Top Ten Best Employers in Canada
1- Cisco Canada – Toronto ON
2- EllisDon Corporation – London ON
3- PCL Constructors Inc. – Edmonton AB
4- CIMA+ Partners in excellence – Laval QC
5- McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited – Toronto ON
6- OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd. – Richmond BC
7- Marriott Hotels of Canada Ltd. – Mississauga ON
8- Bennett Jones LLP – Calgary AB
9- Wellington West Holdings Ltd. – Winnipeg MB
10- Farm Credit Canada – Regina SK
The 2011 List of the Top Ten Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada
1- Protegra – Winnipeg MB
2- I Love Rewards – Toronto ON
3- Booty Camp Fitness Inc. – Toronto ON
4- RL Solutions – Toronto ON
5- ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. – Edmonton AB
6- EPIC Information Solutions Inc. – Winnipeg MB
7- CBCI Telecom – Lachine QC
8- Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada – Mississauga ON
9- O.C. Tanner Canada – Burlington ON
10- Phonak Canada Ltd. – Mississauga ON
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