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Automation companies land on Canada’s best workplaces list for 2020


April 22, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The Electromate team was #28 on the list of companies with fewer than 100 employees. Photo: Electromate

A number of manufacturing and automation companies have placed on the 2020 list of winners for Canada’s Best Workplaces.

The list, compiled by Great Place to Work Institute Canada – part of a global organization that collects data on workplace cultures – was published in a special supplement to The Globe & Mail on April 17, 2020.

A total of 150 companies placed on three lists of 50 each: Best workplaces with fewer than 100 employees, 100-999 employees and 1,000+ employees.

In order to determine the best workplaces across all industries, Great Place to Work Institute Canada issues a confidential employee survey, which counts for two-thirds of an organization’s final score.

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The remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture.

Together, they provide data relative to the organization’s five trust-building pillars: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’ has been pivotal in driving our employee satisfaction and engagement, which has directly resulted in driving customer satisfaction and revenue,” says Warren Osak, founder and president of Electromate, which placed 28th on the list for companies with fewer than 100 employees.

“The success of our organization is nothing more that the collective capacity of our people to create immense value, and I’ve learned over time that culture isn’t just a thing to help create enterprise value – it’s the only thing.”

The 2020 Best Workplaces in Canada winners operating in the manufacturing and automation sector are:

Fewer than 100 employees

Electromate, Vaughan, ON (#28)
True North Solutions, Calgary, AB (#40; 5+ years on list)

100-999 employees

Axonify, Waterloo, ON (#13)
JMP Solutions, London, ON (#34; 5+ years on list)
Lakeside Process Controls Ltd., Mississauga, ON (#47)

1,000+ employees

Cisco Systems Canada, Toronto, ON (#5)
SAP Canada, Toronto, ON (#15)
Whirlpool Canada, Mississauga, ON (#18)
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Markham, ON (#31)
Vermilion Energy, Calgary, AB (#33, 10+ years on list)