Intelex Ranks as a Top GTA Employer on Two Exclusive Lists

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Toronto software pioneer counted among best GTA employers in Globe and Mail, Toronto Star

These wins are a gratifying acknowledgment of Intelex’s relentless focus on creating a progressive work environment that prioritizes the needs of our greatest asset – our people.

Intelex, a global leader in web-based business performance solutions, is one of the top employers in Toronto according to two reports published this month in The Globe and Mail, as well as The Toronto Star, Canada’s two largest newspapers. This follows Intelex being named as one of North America’s fastest growing companies by Deloitte for the third straight year.

“These wins are a gratifying acknowledgment of Intelex’s relentless focus on creating a progressive work environment that prioritizes the needs of our greatest asset – our people,” says Mark Jaine, Intelex President and CEO. “Our rapid growth over the past decade is directly related to our ability to recruit and retain top talent from across North America and internationally, which is critical to our ability to serve a global list of Fortune 500 companies.”

Intelex recently completed its 2011 fiscal year with exceptional growth, continuing its nine-year trend of year-over-year annual increases. As the company continues its aggressive expansion into international markets and new industry verticals, it continues to seek top-tier talent to fuel its growth.

The first top employer list, published in The Globe and Mail on November 16, singled-out 95 Toronto-area employers for exceptional employment standards and work environments. Entitled Greater Toronto's Top Employers and facilitated by Mediacorp, the contest judged employers according to criteria such as physical workplace, corporate culture, work-life balance, communication, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

A second list published in The Toronto Star on November 24 ranked Intelex 15th out of 35 of Toronto’s best employers. Organized by Queen’s School of Business, the Best Employers in the GTA competition evaluated workplace culture, benefits, retention, and critically, employee engagement. According to contest coordinators, the results of this study were influenced heavily by a survey conducted to determine how employees actually felt about their employer.

“The real litmus test of whether or not an organization is a Best Employer lies with the employees themselves,” said Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt’s study leader. “This study goes beyond satisfaction (how much I like things here) and commitment (how much I want to be here) to measure engagement (how much I want to and actually contribute to improving our business results). Without a focus on engagement, it’s difficult for organizations to achieve sustainable success.”

With 150 employees and counting, Intelex offers an array of benefits, perks and resources that helped contribute to its recent successes, including:

  • A Professional Development Office designed to help employees chart career paths and align personal, professional and corporate goals.
  • Time off for studying and exam preparation, volunteerism, and professional development.
  • Annual gym memberships, fitness allowance, tuition allowance, RSP matching, catered Thursday breakfasts, and much more.

“In recent years we’ve been working relentlessly to attract and retain top talent by making Intelex a competitive, engaging employer that encourages professional development and is highly respectful of family commitments and work-life balance,” adds Jaine. “We are honoured and humbled by these wins, and we’re encouraged to continue to improve our commitment to putting the health, happiness and success of our employees first.”


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