Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2023 Announced

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HAMILTON, ON, November 24, 2022 /CNW/ – Forward-thinking employers in the hamilton-The Niagara Region is investing in the future by training its employees and investing in development – that’s this year’s message hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employersannounced this morning by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which organizes the from Canada Top 100 Employers Competition. The hamilton-The Niagara winners were announced in a special magazine published by the Hamilton Spectator.

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“The hamilton-The Niagara region is flanked by renowned post-secondary institutions,” said Kristina Leung, editor at Mediacorp. “These provide a steady stream of skilled personnel to local employers, who build on their academic background by investing in upskilling and career development.”

“Progressive employers invest in professional development, so it’s no surprise given the range of industries in the region, many of which require constant upgrading,” says Richard Yeremaeditor-in-chief of from Canada Top 100 Employers Project at Mediacorp. “The employers chosen this year have distinguished themselves by their commitment to continuous development and long-term career advancement, which helps attract and retain talented employees.

Other characteristics of this year’s winners include: investment in health and wellness initiatives, long-term savings support programs and significant engagement with local communities and charities, including opportunities for employee involvement.

Notable initiatives highlighted by publishers this year include:

  • Ontario’s first credit union runs a volunteer employee committee (called Blue Wave) that focuses its charitable efforts on student nutrition and food support, affordable housing and homelessness awareness, and financial literacy – the organization does not limit paid time off to volunteering and matches the generosity of employees, making donations $1,000 for every 288 hours of volunteering.

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports long-term personal and professional development with generous tuition grants for courses related or unrelated to an employee’s current job (at a $24,000 lifetime maximum), and provides scholarships for employees’ children to pursue post-secondary education (for $2,500 per child).

  • Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP runs a peer-to-peer recognition program, awarding $100 gift cards each month to employees who demonstrate the company’s core values ​​- recently the company launched a new award category (called “Made My Day!”) to recognize staff who make a point of brighten the day of their colleagues.

  • Wolseley Canada Inc. provides emergency support grants to employees in need through a newly created family fund, with grants ranging from $2,500 at $5,000.

  • Niagara Health offers a (“Be Well”) program that includes wellness support and education – one such initiative has seen massage chairs for employees set up on quiet floors at each of its five sites, a dedicated nurse at wellness which provides support and advice on issues such as mental health, mindfulness and life coaching, and opportunities for staff to hear from local specialists on a variety of health-related topics.

Published annually since 2008, hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers who are at the forefront of their industry by providing exceptional workplaces. Employers have been rated by editors at from Canada Top 100 employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Workplace; (2) Work and social atmosphere; (3) Medical, financial and family benefits; (4) Vacations and holidays; (5) Communications with employees; (6) performance management; (7) Training and skills development; and (8) Community involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer having its registered office in the hamilton-Niagara Region and employers of all sizes can apply, whether private or public sector.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the largest publisher of employment periodicals in the country. Since 1999, the Toronto publisher has managed the from Canada top 100 employers project, which includes 18 regional and specialty editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians each year through various partner magazines and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, reaching more than two million job seekers each year and featuring exclusive editorial reviews of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The company also publishes career directorynow in its 30th year – a free online guide for recent college and university graduates looking for employers who hire candidates from their background.

The full list of hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2023 was announced in a special magazine published online in the Hamilton Spectator this morning and in print tomorrow. Detailed reasons for the selection with additional stories and photos were posted simultaneously on the contest homepage.

SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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