Desire2Learn recognized for being an exceptional place to work
Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning solutions, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Waterloo Area’s Top Employers list for 2011.
“This is very exciting for us; it is an external testament of the key to our business success” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We strive to provide an exciting, rewarding, collaborative and empowering environment for our employees. They are encouraged to drive innovation and excellence which in turn supports our unique and thriving culture.”
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work & Social Atmosphere; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
The detailed Reasons for Selection, explaining why Desire2Learn was chosen, are published on Eluta.ca and include:
- helping prepare employees for retirement with matching RSP contributions (up to 4% of salary) and phased-in retirement work options
- letting employees share in the company’s success with year-end bonuses and a profit sharing plan available to all employees
- encouragement of ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies, financial bonuses for course completion, subsidies for professional accreditation, and a variety of in-house and online training programs
- offering employees flexible work scheduling options including telecommuting and shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)