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GCI Group Recognized among Greater Toronto’s Top 100 Employers for Third Year in a Row Only Communications and Public Engagement Firm Named to the List for Its Exceptional Work Environment

GCI Newsroom | December 12, 2016

Greater Toronto Top 100 Employer

Toronto, ON – December 12, 2016 – GCI Group (GCI) is pleased to announce it has been named by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2017 for a third consecutive year.

With a roster of talented consultants committed to communications and public engagement excellence, GCI is, once again, the only communications firm to earn the distinction which is the standard for workplace best-practices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

“GCI is proud to be recognized as one of the top employers in the GTA,” said Marion MacKenzie, President, GCI. “We are the only communications firm to receive this distinction over three consecutive competitions. This demonstrates GCI’s dedication to fostering an environment that promotes individual growth, health and wellness to create a knock-on effect that contributes to our talent’s focus on cultivating bold and creative ideas. As we head into 2017, we are excited to continue working towards ensuring GCI remains one of the best places to work in the region.”

GCI’s strengths as an employer are rooted in numerous employee engagement strategies focused on wellness and development. These include complementary healthy snack options; education sessions on nutrition and meditation; subsidized cultural memberships; and Lunch and Learns designed to broaden employee skills. Other benefits include an RRSP contribution matching program as well as paternity and maternity leave top-up plans for new and adoptive parents.

“We are thrilled to have completed the ‘hat-trick’ after being recognized for the third year in a row as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers,” said Sharon Fernandes, GCI’s Talent and Engagement Director. “At GCI, we are committed to attracting and retaining top talent through a unique culture designed to maximize employee satisfaction and excellence.”

This year saw a record number of employers apply to the competition with approximately 7,500 employers invited to submit detailed applications. Candidates were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the following criteria: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time-off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.

The 11th annual edition of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers was announced this morning by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The full list of award winners has been published online by Canada’s Top 100 and in a special magazine feature in today’s The Globe and Mail.

About GCI Group

GCI Group (GCI) is a Canadian leader in the public relations industry with deep expertise in the areas of consumer, healthcare, technology, corporate communications, public engagement and digital. GCI Group services a broad client base, combining the aggressiveness and agility of a specialty boutique with the depth and breadth of a dynamic multinational agency. GCI is a member of the WPP Group of companies, one of the world’s leading communications families. For more information visit www.gcicanada.com


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