Selected for Its Human Resources Policies Including Innovation Room,
Ongoing Professional Development, and Referral Bonus
OTTAWA, CANADA, March 10, 2015 – Northforge Innovations, Inc., a provider of innovative software consulting and development services to the network communications market, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2015 by the editors at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This annual competition, held by Mediacorp Canada Inc., Canada’s largest publisher of quality employment periodicals, recognizes 50 small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial & family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Northforge was selected due to its outstanding workplace benefits and progressive working conditions, many which are perks generally offered only by large organizations, including:
- Encourages ongoing professional development with tuition subsidies for career related courses as well as subsidies for professional accreditation
- Provides an innovation room white boards for brainstorming sessions, and casual dress code every day
- Offers a share purchase plan a referral bonuses to employees when they help to successfully recruit a new candidate.
Canada’s small- and medium-sized employer sector is key since it is responsible for more than half of the nation’s gross domestic product, nearly 90% of the private sector labour force and over three-quarters of the new jobs created in the past decade.
“We’re proud to have been selected as a top employer since our top value is our people,” said Brenda Pastorek, President and Chief Operating Officer of Northforge Innovations. “Through our HR programs, we work to offer employees a dynamic environment that fosters innovation, access to leading-edge technologies, and opportunities for employee growth and development.”