April 22, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Softchoice, a leading North American IT solutions and managed services company, is honored to be recognized again as a Best Large Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Marking its 11th consecutive year on the list, Softchoice continues its run as one of Canada’s most engaging corporate cultures, and is just one of three organizations to make the list every year since its inception in Canada.
“Providing our people with a great working environment, new challenges and opportunities to unleash their potential is at the heart of who we are as a company,” said David MacDonald, Softchoice’s President and CEO. “After all, it’s our people who inspire with new possibilities and who provide the expertise and mentorship to help our clients leverage technology to drive the transformation of their business.”
This year’s list, featured in a special national report in The Globe and Mail, received over 300 competitive nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2016 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey. Softchoice earned its place after a thorough evaluation of its culture and processes, with the majority of the assessment based on direct employee feedback.
Softchoice’s award-winning culture stems from its commitment to investing in the growth and development of its people. This is actualized through numerous initiatives, ranging from comprehensive training and on-going leadership development, to multi-faceted recognition programs and employee-led philanthropic efforts like Softchoice Cares. Sustaining a growth-oriented and socially-responsible workplace also involves valuing inclusion, diversity and a healthy working environment.
“Receiving this recognition for the 11th year speaks volumes about the strength of our culture and the people who sustain it,” MacDonald said. “This is a wonderful occasion to celebrate the incredible team that brings our culture to life.”
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It’s what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There’s only one way to get on this list – and that’s if your employees put you there.
As a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation, asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,300 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.
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Communications Manager, Softchoice
Phone: 416-588-9002 ext. 222590
Email: joel.hoidas [at] softchoice.com