FINCAD, a trusted global provider of financial analytics software and services, announced today that it has been named one of the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in BC. The awards recognized those employers who, despite the global economic downturn, maintained their long-term vision and continued to see their employees as their biggest asset.
âIt is an honour to be recognized as one of the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in BC,â said Nancy Petersen, CFO and Head of HR, FINCAD. âBoth employees and management alike can take pride in this award, as it points to a team that is committed to the companyâs core values and vision of becoming a global leader in financial analytics, while remaining a great place to work.â
FINCAD received the top 20 designation because of the priority it places on work-life balance, with its support for life-long learning and continuous skills development, as well as complimentary membership to an onsite fitness facility. The Company also offers new employees a minimum of four weeks of paid vacation per year, placing it in the top echelon of Canadian employers. In addition, FINCAD encourages employees to take up to two paid leave days per year to enable them to volunteer for a charitable organization.
To be eligible for entry in the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in British Columbia competition, employers and employees completed surveys with multiple-choice questions, and responses were grouped in four broad categories: talent systems, employee engagement, leadership dynamics and organizational culture. The results were given different weight to determine final rankings, with employee input counting for 70 per cent of the final score, the employer survey counting for 20 per cent and the employee participation rate counting for 10 per cent. A record number of employers signed up to have their corporate culture put to the test in the form of a survey administered by the Mindfield Group. The awards are now in their eight year.