AOL Canada has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, ranking fourth on this year’s list. The full list, and related stories, will appear in a special national report today, Wednesday April 10th, in The Globe and Mail.
AOL Canada is a brand company invested in premium online properties for consumers and focuses on providing advertising agencies, direct brand marketers, online publishers and digital media buyers with digital advertising and marketing solutions. The company has grown its business and its people significantly over the past three years, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. AOL premium properties now reach over 10.3 million monthly unique visitors in Canada, and AOL’s network, Advertising.com, reaches 23.5 million monthly unique visitors in Canada*.
AOL Canada is dedicated to encouraging a positive and creative work environment influenced by the culture embedded in our values, mission and people. With initiatives such as work benefits, health and fitness programs and memberships, charity work, most notably with AOL Canada’s charity of choice, Free the Children, and educational opportunities, the work environment is an incubator for productive and positive activity. With a dedicated leadership team led by Graham Moysey, general manager of AOL Canada and SVP of AOL Global O&O, the company embraces a transparent strategy that includes all employees as thought leaders and contributors.
“We are very excited to be recognized on this esteemed list of companies as we continue to grow AOL in Canada. With incredible growth of our team since 2010, we have put a large emphasis on the people we hire and the culture that we embody. We hire people who love what they do and empower them to develop and grow their careers accordingly, as we are only as great as the sum of our parts it is important that our employees believe in the company’s core values and, ultimately, in our success,” said Graham Moysey, general manager of AOL Canada & SVP of AOL Global O&O.
This list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
“Great Place to Work® Institute would like to recognize and congratulate AOL Canada for its success in creating a great workplace culture. AOL has been ranked on our 2013 list because employees told us they trust management, have pride in their jobs, and enjoy the people they work with. Employees at AOL care about their work, their organization, and their community,“ said Jose Tolovi Neto, managing partner at Great Place to Work Institute Canada.
This year’s list received over 300 nominations and over 57,000 employees participated in the 2013 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey.
For information on how to participate in next year’s “Best Workplaces in Canada” list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.greatplacetowork.ca.
Source: *comScore Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work, February 2013, AOL Inc. and Everyday Health unduplicated audience, AOL Advertising [Advertising.com].
About the Great Place to Work® Institute: Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world’s largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.
About AOL Canada
AOL Canada is an international arm of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions. With offices now in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, AOL Canada has grown significantly over the past two years. AOL Canada has a collection of world-class online brands that include Moviefone, Autoblog Canada, Autoblog Québec, Spinner.ca, Mapquest, Engadget, StyleList Canada, The Huffington Post Canada (HuffPost Canada), 3 regional editions, Le Huffington Post Québec, The Huffington Post Alberta and The Huffington Post British Columbia and more.
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