80% of each company’s score was based on female responses to the Trust Index, which covers all aspects of workplace trust. The other 20% was based on measures which include programs that make work-life balance easier (such as maternity/parental top-ups, daycare support, flexible scheduling, etc.)
Interestingly, while many companies assume flexible schedules and generous family leave are key to attracting and retaining women, they’re not primary factors. In fact, it turns out women prefer companies that maximize human potential and give them access to decision-making
“Organizations fostering a culture of empowerment and inclusion are more likely to get great perspectives from employees,” said Jose Tolovi Neto, CEO, Great Place to Work® Canada, “This results in lower turnover and more innovation.”
Of the companies listed, Astellas and Stryker are examples of workplaces that provide particularly good policies and support for working parents, as well as environments of inclusion. We’re also pleased to see our Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards sponsor, RBC, as one of the top places for women to work in Canada!
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