*Please note that Etelesolv has changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.
Etelesolv’s employee engagement is again recognized as being one of the best in the country
The list of Etelesolv’s (now Cimpl) achievements just keeps on growing! Once again, our company has been named one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada! What a testament to the company’s employee engagement! Our company is given a coveted spot on the list even as it doubled its personnel count since 2013. We clearly have a core of good employees who manages to attract others with the same positive workplace style.
Christopher Thierry, President of the company said, “I would like to thank everyone for living up to our core values. It’s truly incredible that our sense of goodwill and fellowship has continued to flourish even as we grew significantly in 2014. We have a fantastic culture that is contagious. It is an honour to be leading a company that is only getting better and better.”
What does it take to be recognized as a Best Small and Medium Employer?
Becoming recognized as a Best Small and Medium Employer (BSME) in Canada is both a detailed process and a very competitive challenge. The BSME study is national in scope; inaugurated and carried out by Aon-Hewitt (a top HR consultancy) and the Queen’s School of Business Centre for Business Venturing (in partnership with Profit Magazine and profitguide.com), the program recognizes the 50-399-person firms with the best employee engagement.
While multiple factors are considered in determining the ranking of companies, ultimately the achievement is predominantly driven by employee reports. In the run-up to the competition, employees are asked to anonymously fill out long, in-depth surveys that probe the quality of the workplace and the culture of the company. The anonymity serves to ensure honest assessments of the company’s treatment of staff. Study organizers very heavily weight the survey results in their determination of the BSME winners.
For over a decade, hundreds of companies per year vied for this recognition. The fact that Etelesolv has been named a BSME for each of the years it has participated in the program speaks volumes of the continued quality of employee engagement practiced at the company.
Powerful core values
The core values of our company – Growth, Execute, Respect & Humility, Customer Intimate, and Fun & Family – are at the heart of the company’s successful employee engagement (and overall prosperity). Management here realized long ago that, without good employee engagement, a company cannot achieve true excellence. As such, everyone and everything at our offices has been aligned toward making the company’s workspace the best work environment possible. Concrete examples of how we enable all of this include the company’s undertaking of daily all-employee huddles, monthly town halls, and constant internal communications. Clearly, there are processes in place which promote consistent employee engagement.
Being recognized in the BSME again is continued affirmation that our company’s employment practices are among the best in Canada, and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest congratulations to all of Canada's Best Small and Medium Employers for being exemplary bosses! Having good employers makes work rewarding for employees, and I am gratified that there are many companies who understand this important principle.
In the meantime, if you would like more information on the 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada, you can check out their website. And if working for one of these employers sounds enticing, we invite you to consult our open positions and apply! Joining one of the best companies in Canada may just be the best decision you’ve ever made!