The good life
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, life is pretty sweet when you’ve got a great place to work.
Life is also pretty sweet when you’re employed, as are hundreds of Ottawa employees, at the ten companies selected as winners of 2008-09’s Employees’ Choice Awards - bitHeads, the Brookstreet Hotel, Chipworks, Classic Care Pharmacy, Collins Barrow LLP, Ernst & Young, Holiday Inn Select Hotel and Suites Kanata, the Medical Council of Canada, McMillan, and Protus.
After weeks of surveying and analysis, this year’s winners were judged by an expert panel and their own employees as the best places in Ottawa to work, and if their confidential survey results are any indication, the recognition is well deserved indeed.
But this issue isn’t all about the Employees’ Choice Awards. Elizabeth Howell’s opening piece describes the various “Web 2.0” tools, and one local initiative in particular, being exploited by students – and HR professionals – to find the best fit when it comes to employment.
And Krystle Chow’s piece on the Canadian technology labour market and unique challenges of foreign workers in Canada outlines the growing demand for tech talent, on one hand, and the problems HR managers are dealing with in finding qualified workers for highly specialized jobs.
But none of that seems to be much of an issue for our ten recipients of the 2008-09 Employees’ Choice Awards. All the recipients, as in previous years, possess the vision and integrity to treat their employees well, while consistently challenging them to better themselves at their jobs and lives.
And that, of course, adds up to just one thing: Success. Jim Donnelly Editor,
Ottawa Business Journal