The competition includes 19 regional and special-interest competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians annually through a host of magazine and newspaper partners. It is open to employers with head offices or places of business in Canada. Employers are compared to other organizations and selected based on their commitment to exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. The employers are graded on eight criteria, which have remained constant since the competition’s inception. These criteria include: Physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
As Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018, ROXUL Inc. was heralded for its exceptional employee support and the professional development opportunities it offered. Its range of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities and generous tuition subsidies (up to $10,000) for job-related courses, set the company apart from the competition. The company’s stand-out benefits package highlights a commitment to family and their futures. ROXUL Inc. generously offers 100 per cent of salary for six to eight weeks of maternity leave, as well as a subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), if needed (up to $10,000). Additional forward-thinking initiatives include employee retirement planning assistance services as well as contributions to a defined contribution pension plan. Such programs underscore ROXUL’s commitment to employee advancement and long-term security.
“As a global company with strong community values, we recognize that true corporate leadership demands a sincere commitment towards the growth and wellbeing of our employees,” says Trent Ogilvie, President, ROXUL Inc. “We’re a company that is dedicated to sustainability, and the foundation of sustainable communities are its people. We’re proud to foster a positive environment and empower a workforce that delivers solutions that aim to enhance modern living for people and the planet.”
ROXUL Inc. has a long-standing history as a best-in-class employer, having previously earned awards for Top Employer for Young People (2014) and Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer (2014, 2012 and 2011).
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. In 1999, it launched Canada’s 100 Top Employers as an editorial project that recognizes employers that lead the nation in attracting and retaining employees. In the selection process, Mediacorp Inc. examines the recruitment histories of over 90,000 employers monitored for its popular job search engine, Eluta.ca. Employers are asked to submit detailed applications, including a comprehensive review of their operations and human resource practices that compare them to others in their industry and region. Canadian employers of any size, whether they be private or public sector, are eligible.