2011 Best Companies to Work For in B.C.Welcome to the 10th annual Best Companies survey, where once again we open a window into B.C.’s working world to provide an extensive snapshot of best practices among regional employers.
At the end of the day, it’s not the games lounges and the karaoke parties that bring them back each Monday morning. It’s not even the handsome pay packets. When we asked employees what keeps them truly invested in their work, we found that the core motivators are actually quite simple – a sense of worth and a feeling of connection.
Charting the best workplaces of the big guys in B.C.
If these best companies had musician alter-egos, what shape would they take?
Say hello to 2011's best small companies to work for in B.C.
The value of constructive criticism and retail's top five businesses in B.C.
Discussing what the five best consider the key to employee retention.
The top five attest to the importance of training and company culture.
Being the best in your sector is a talent magnet, as the health sciences and services top five prove.
Relaxing on small details pays dividends for B.C.'s best financial services employers.
As these best companies have learned, the important acknowledgements are often cheap or free.
B.C.'s best communications companies share their secrets for keeping Gen-Y staff engaged.
The top five give credence to the "work hard, play hard" cliché in the tech industry.
Photos from the 10th annual Best Companies Awards gala.