Left: Small Company with Big Heart Selected as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”
Maple Ridge Tech Company ‘Thinks Different’ to Top List of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Maple Ridge, BC — November 9, 2018 — Left has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers on Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s 2019 list published on Friday. With only 36 Canadian-based employees at the time of application, Left was the smallest company on the list which includes organizations of up to 65,000 Canadian employees.
“While we are a small company in comparison to others on the list, our heart is big,” said CEO and Co-founder, Chris Jensen. “We’ve demonstrated that you don’t need big, expensive programs and benefits to create an exceptional place to work — with innovation and progressive initiatives, any company can become a top employer regardless of size if you set your heart and mind to it.”
Now entering its 20th year, and with an increasing number of applications, the 2018 Canada’s Top 100 Employers List is a national competition to find employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. This is the first year Left has applied to the competition and is one of only 15 new entrants on the list. Employers are rigorously graded by Mediacorp Canada Inc. on eight criteria. The criteria, and Left’s scores, are: Physical Workplace (A+), Work Atmosphere and Communications (A+), Financial Benefits and Compensation (B+), Health and Family-Friendly benefits (B+), Vacation & Time-off (A-), Employee Engagement and Performance (A), Training & Skills Development (A+), and Community Involvement (A+).
“The average size of companies in this year’s Top 100 was 7,585 Canadian employees,” continued Jensen. “An internal analysis of the scoring revealed that even with only 36 employees and those ‘grades’, we earned a ‘GPA’ of 3.63, which placed us in a tie for 7th. We are really pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.”
Mediacorp editors shone a spotlight on particular initiatives at Left including an IVF subsidy in addition to generous baby bonuses and parental leave top-ups, unlimited paid time-off for community volunteering, and the choice of a unique, family-friendly location close to nature. The full magazine and the editors’ detailed reasons for selection are available online at: www.CanadasTop100.com/national.
Left is committed to using technology for positive social impact. Through its RightMesh project, Left is addressing the global challenge of connectivity — particularly in regions where the digital divide is greatest — using a mobile mesh networking protocol and platform with blockchain technology and tokenization.
Left is a B-Corp Certified, Canadian multinational media and technology company committed to using technology to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Headquartered in the Vancouver-based suburb of Maple Ridge, BC, Left has offices and employees in Canada, Bangladesh, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States.
For more information, visit www.left.io.
Dana Harvey, CCO