Habanero took first place at the Globe and Mail Best Workplace in Canada Awards Tuesday evening in Toronto. Last year Habanero was ranked third in the study conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. This is the fourth year that Habanero has participated in the comprehensive study.
Habanero’s president, Steven Fitzgerald, says that it’s the company’s commitment to purpose which is behind the win. “Our purpose is to help people and organizations thrive. It’s something we are all passionate about and it shows up in the relationships with have with our clients, partners, and employees.”
Organizations on this year's list were ranked using the results of an employee survey and the Trust Index©, developed by global research firm Great Place to Work® Institute. This methodology is utilized by over 6,000 organizations in almost 50 countries each year, making it the most widely adopted workforce satisfaction tool in the world.
Judging is based on five themes the Institute's research indicates are found in the best workplaces: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. Habanero received special awards in the categories of Camaraderie and Respect. “It was no surprise that a survey so heavily weighted on employee feedback would garner Habanero recognition for the Camaraderie and Respect indicators,” said Habanero Director of Brand and Experience, Ben Skelton. “As someone who is deeply involved in business development for Habanero I know that it’s our people and how they work together and with our clients that gives us the leading edge over our competitors.”
Habanero won in the category of companies with less than 1,000 people sharing top spot with Google Canada which ranked first in the category of companies with more than 1,000 people.