Quebec certification hits 1-year mark

Only 1 company has attained work-family balance standard thus far, says BNQ
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2012

In April 2011, Frima Studio declared it would be the first employer in Quebec to achieve the province’s new certification around work-life balance — the Conciliation Travail-Famille from the Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ).

And in April 2012, it was proven correct.

“The BNQ is pleased to award its first certification in work-family balance to Frima. With this unique certification, Frima becomes the first company to be recognized for exceptional management practices in human resources,” said Jean Rousseau, director of the BNQ. “Businesses stand to gain by developing a strategy for maintaining a work-family balance and adherence to the standard allows the employer to structure its efforts. Our certification validates that an employer is responding adequately to the new realities of its employees and is ready to attract new talent.”