Program recognizes Canada’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies
Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 – Scalar, a CDW Company (“Scalar”) announced today that they have been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
Now in its 6th year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Employers are evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the Top 100 competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their industry to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada. Employers must have less than 500 employees worldwide, including employees at affiliated companies, and be a commercial, for-profit business.
“The companies that make this list are fast-growing employers that need to innovate rapidly,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Some have doubled in size over the past year, but all of them are looking for new ways to attract the best and brightest employees so they can keep growing. Many compete in high technology fields, where the race to scale-up isn’t just a matter of ambition – it’s a matter of survival.”
Scalar offers a comprehensive employment package that includes three weeks of paid vacation as standard, cell phone and transit subsidies, flexible work-from-home policies, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, quarterly fun and team building events, continuous professional development, and an annual 3-day offsite. Employees can also choose between an RRSP matching program, or one month of paid sabbatical for every four years of service. Scalar also recently maintained its status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, which recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices.
“We’ve fostered a culture at Scalar that attracts and retains some of the industry’s top talent,” said Paul Kerr, President & CEO of Scalar. “We understand the importance of innovation and flexibility in the workplace, and our core values – push forward, work as a team, do the right thing, be accountable, and have fun – are an integral part of everything we do.”
“The SME competition is very much the laboratory of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project,” adds Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. “It’s the place where we often see new kinds of HR initiatives and workplace policies being tested – before they are adopted at larger employers. Many of this year’s winners offer the kind of benefits once found only at big companies, but they have the flexibility to go beyond these and offer unique HR initiatives for their employees.”
The full list of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers was announced in a special magazine published nationally in The Globe and Mail this morning. Detailed reasons for selection with
hundreds of additional stories and photos were also released this morning and are accessible via the competition homepage.
Scalar is Canada’s leading IT solutions provider, focused on security, infrastructure, and cloud. Founded in 2004, Scalar is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. Scalar was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List, and listed on the Growth 500 for the ninth year running. In addition, Scalar was deemed a major player in the IDC MarketScape for Canadian managed security service providers and ranked the #1 ICT security company on the 2014 -2018 editions of the Branham 300. For further details, visit www.scalar.ca or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.