is being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada
. This list and related stories appeared in a special national report on Friday April 22, 2016 in The Globe and Mail
Being a great place to work is one of the core values at DAS Canada. It’s a value that guides both strategic and day-to-day decision making, helping create a rewarding work environment for the entire DAS team. It is also a commitment demonstrated every day from offering competitive benefits and professional development training to having regular team building events and a means for staff to thank each other for going above and beyond.
“This is the foundation to creating a strong corporate culture. It empowers our staff to come together as a team, to quickly overcome challenges and decisively act on opportunities” said Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada. “We are honoured to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. We are a young company and those who’ve joined us show they want to be part of building something different and exciting. I would like to thank all DAS Canada team members for their passion and belief that we’re a great place to work in support of our vision of building access to justice for Canadians.”
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.
This year’s list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2016 “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 [email protected]
About DAS Canada
DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in legal expense insurance. Working with brokers and corporate partners, we empower group and association members, and business owners when they face unexpected legal issues. A DAS policy offers customers financial protection against costly legal expenses, allowing them to defend and pursue their legal rights and gives them unlimited access to legal advice at any time. We lead the legal expense insurance market in Canada and are committed to creating access to justice for Canadians. DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, the global market leader in legal expense insurance and a subsidiary of ERGO - the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group.
To learn more, please visit www.das.ca
About Great Place to Work:
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in The Globe and Mail
. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune
magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It’s what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There’s only one way to get on this list – and that’s if your employees put you there.
Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.ca
and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada