If you work for a living, what’s important to you in the way of job satisfaction? Earlier this week I saw a list of top places to work in Canada according to information compiled from thousands of current and past employees in 5 categories: pay and benefits, work-life balance, opportunity for advancement, management and leadership, and culture. All of our big five banks made the list with RBC coming out on top.
The only media company in the Top 25 was Shaw Communications. Other notables that made the list were General Motors, Telus, Westjet, Air Canada, H&R Block, Sun Life Financial and the Department of National Defence. When I think about it there is a bit of a disconnect in my mind because on the one hand we’ve been fed a story in the modern era that members of today’s younger generation don’t necessarily care to plant their flag and put down roots with one company long enough to call it a career rather than a job, climb the corporate ladder or at least stay with the corporation long enough to get a decent pension. However, when you look at the names on this list, almost if not all of these places must, in the aforementioned 5 categories, highly encourage employees to stick around and make a career out of it. That’s why from this new survey they’re apparently one of the Top 25 companies to work for in Canada. That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.