HRdownloads™ named one of Canada's Best Workplaces for Fifth Time

HRdownloads™ named one of Canada's Best Workplaces for Fifth Time

(April 28, 2017 – London, ON) For the fifth time in company history, and for the second year in a row, HRdownloads has proudly been recognized as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Canada. HRdownloads previously won this award in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016, and this year placed 43rd out of the top 50 medium-sized organizations in Canada. The full list of award recipients and related stories appear in a special national report released on Thursday April 27, 2017 by The Globe and Mail.

The 2017 Best Workplaces in Canada list is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: confidential employee survey results comprise two-thirds of the total score; the remaining one-third 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.

This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2017 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey. HRdownloads stood out amongst the nominees for noteworthy practices such as hosting "Friday Pre-Shifts", whereby the entire company gathers together to announce department milestones, celebrate employee achievements of the past week, and participate in a teambuilding exercise. Also of note were the strong employee and peer recognition programs, and their encouragement for employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Anthony Boyle, President and CEO of HRdownloads states: “As HRdownloads has grown to provide thousands of Canadian businesses with HR support, it has always been our strategy to maintain our own excellence in HR practices, uphold our culture, and invest back in our people. I’ve always believed that company results are a direct reflection of the morale of your team. Our business growth and winning this award for the fifth time, showcase HRdownloads’ successful synergy. We are very proud to be recognized.”

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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 or visit