TORONTO — G Adventures has been named one of Canada’s best workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada. This is the sixth consecutive year the adventure tour operator has been included on the list.
G Adventures was the only travel company on the list and ranked sixth in the Large and Multinational category, surpassing well-known brands such as Microsoft, Starbucks and H&M. The tour operator received more awards than any other company and was also recognized on the Best Workplace Camaraderie, Best Workplace Pride and Best Workplaces for Women lists, said the company.
“We are committed to creating and fostering a strong, positive corporate culture as our staff is one of our greatest assets,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder, G Adventures. “From our Women’s Leadership Camp, various global exchange programs through to our G Force team, a group responsible for employee engagement and communication, and two-day G Premiere onboarding orientation, we’ve developed a number of innovative initiatives that continue to position us as one of the country’s best workplaces.”
Founded in 1990, G Adventures is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It currently operates 22 offices worldwide with more than 1,500 employees.
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 year’s list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2015 ‘Best Workplaces in Canada’ survey.
For more information on the awards, visit greatplacetowork.ca.