Intelex Shows Technology Sector How to Attract and Retain Talent

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Toronto -based cloud provider of environmental, health, safety and quality software wins Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employer award for 2016.

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We attract exceptional people and give them the runway to do incredible things.

For the third consecutive year, Intelex Technologies is selected as one of only 50 companies to win Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers award. The competition recognizes small & medium sized employers with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Earlier this month, Intelex also received the Gold Standard for excellence in business performance as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

“The old assumption that smaller organizations offer less attractive benefits is increasingly looking out-of-date,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc. “This year’s SME winners provide striking examples of smaller organizations ‘getting it right’ on a range of important benefits.”

The editors responsible for the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project evaluated Intelex using eight criteria: (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.

‘Getting it right’
Intelex attracts some of the best talent in the country. Its wide-range of progressive human resources policies contribute to an 89 percent favorable score on employee engagement. Internal surveys show that across almost every metric, Intelex is exceeding external benchmarks for tech companies of similar size. So what’s the secret?

Consistently ranked one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, Intelex views its corporate culture as a competitive advantage. The company offers comprehensive corporate onboarding and department enablement programs. Communication clearly is a corporate priority. An annual brainstorming meeting, regular executive Q&As, and bi-weekly team meetings encourage open communication channels between staff and management. As well, every employee participates in bi-annual Vision sessions. The purpose is to ensure everyone understands the organization’s goals and objectives against which their performance is measured.

Beyond that, however, Intelex leadership puts a lot of emphasis on creating an environment that continues to inspire. Projects that offer employees the chance to learn and grow, agile decision-making, and the opportunity to work on problems people are genuinely passionate about are reasons often cited by those who look for roles in tech-savvy startups. The company’s CEO knows this very well.

“We attract exceptional people and give them the runway to do incredible things,” says Mark Jaine, President and CEO of Intelex. “As we continue to grow, it’s vitally important that we maintain our tech start-up culture. This includes offering greater learning opportunities and the chance to work on solving problems that directly impact people’s lives. This latest award win demonstrates we are on the right track. To be recognized as one of 50 top small and medium -sized employers in Canada is something for which we are extremely grateful.”

About Intelex Technologies:
With more than 1,000 clients and one million users, Intelex Technologies is a global leader in Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) and Quality management software. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Intelex is one of Canada’s most highly awarded and fastest-growing tech companies and has been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Best Managed Companies in Canada, one of the fastest growing companies in PROFIT Magazine. For more information go to

About Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers:
To qualify for Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers ranking and determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors adopted the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector commercial organizations with fewer than 500 employees. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. For more about Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, visit:

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