Blinds To Go, 3M Canada and Travel Alberta are among the winners of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013, according to executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital.
Ten organizations are recognized as national winners in each of four categories: enterprise (revenues above $500 million); mid-market (revenues over $100 million to $500 million); growth & small cap (revenues under $100 million); and broader public sector.
The performance of these organizations, in terms of a three-year average revenue growth, has significantly outpaced the S&P/TSX 60 by more than 900 percent or nine times, according to Waterstone.
“What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2013 winners is their shared belief that their culture is their competitive advantage — whether they are a leading high-growth e-retailer or a not-for-profit foundation. They know that in building and sustaining a great culture that this will result in great performance,” said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013
Growth and small cap
Discount Car and Truck Rentals
First Calgary Financial
Trimark Sportswear Group
Blinds To Go
Lakeside Process Controls
Paladin Security Group
The Sovereign General Insurance Company
Canadian Western Bank
Maple Leaf Foods
Procter & Gamble
Broader public sector
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Free The Children
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Southlake Regional Health Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
The program’s 30-member board of governors voted on the submissions in early November and chose the 10 winners in each of the four categories.