1-800-GOT-JUNK? Wins Third Nod as Top SME

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Vancouver company named to list of top Canadian Small and Medium Employers

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“At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the heart of our business is our people," says founder and CEO Brian Scudamore.

For a third consecutive year, Vancouver-based junk removal company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been named a winner of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition. The awards were announced today in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail.

Now entering its fourth year, Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers recognizes SMEs with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies. Employers are evaluated on the same eight criteria as the larger Canada's Top 100 Employers project: (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. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors limit the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees worldwide.

“This year’s SME winners provide striking examples of smaller organizations ‘getting it right’ on a range of important benefits, from maternity leave to flexible vacation policies,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc.

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, employees benefit from a range of innovative initiatives, including an “It’s All About People” employment philosophy that leverages company resources to promote a positive, inclusive culture. These include regular office-wide round tables with the C-suite, on-going mentorship and professional development plans, generous parental leave top-up plans, and Friday in-office socials.

“At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the heart of our business is our people," says founder and CEO Brian Scudamore. "We want to promote and reward innovation and idea generation, work together, and have fun. We’re always looking for exceptional people who want to grow with us.”

About 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that helps residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates in close to 200 locations throughout North America and Australia. Please visit us at 1800gotjunk.com.


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Vanessa Woznow
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