October 15, 2010
SaskTel has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the 11th year in a row. SaskTel is one of a handful of companies that have been on the list every year since its inception, and is the only Saskatchewan-based company to make the list 11 times.
“SaskTel is an employer of choice in Saskatchewan and this 11th consecutive national award ensures that SaskTel is recognized as a top employer across Canada,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Congratulations to SaskTel and its employees for this latest achievement.”
“We’re extremely proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 11th consecutive year,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “This recognition will serve to inspire us as we continue to make open communication, employee recognition, work-life balance and life-long learning our priorities as an employer.”
Now in its 11th year the Canada's Top 100 Employerscompetition is an editorial project organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., a specialty publisher of employment guides and periodicals. To develop this year's list, Mediacorp editors examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its job EndecaUI web site, Eluta.ca. From this initial group, Mediacorp invited 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, plus another 2,500 companies and organizations in industries that its editors wanted to examine more closely. Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Over 2,750 employers started this year's application process.
Each winner is graded by Mediacorp editors on eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. These criteria have remained consistent since the project's inception in 1999.
Visit the official web site of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections including more than 550,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 77,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, Internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2009, SaskTel contributed more than $651 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.
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Andy Tate, SaskTel Media Relations
Phone: (306) 777-4548