A top-5 employer that puts people first

Canadian Solar was recently ranked 4th in the 2015 Randstad Awards - out of about 150 competing corporations. It’s the second year running we’ve made the top five, but what we found even more encouraging were the sub-categories in which we ranked first.

We were voted number one in ensuring our employees enjoy great work/life balance and we enjoyed the same distinction in terms of offering interesting job content. We were also ranked #1 in corporate social responsibility for our approach to environmental and social issues.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that we placed second for the training investment we make in our staff and #2 overall for Western Canada.

"As a Canadian company with a successful track record in Ontario, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top employers by Randstad Canada," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "Our company is committed to providing a diverse, vibrant, and professional work environment for all employees worldwide and we thank survey respondents for selecting Canadian Solar," he said.

 

Making a difference to the lives of employees is as important as satisfying customers, not least because it enables Canadian Solar to attract and retain the best people in the business.

"It’s great to see that our efforts to deliver an employee-friendly working environment, rewarding job content, goal-orientated training and strong management paying off year after year,” concluded Dr. Qu.

Randstad Canada, the country's leading staffing, recruitment and HR services company and is dedicated to helping companies recruit the best talent and to support Canadian workers trying to find attractive employers.

The ranking is decided by over 9,500 workers and job seekers in search of employment opportunities, so the winning companies are truly the people's choice.

Perhaps not that surprisingly, salary and employee benefits topped the list as being the most important factor for 23% of respondents, while 14% were most interested in long-term job security, and those driven primarily by pleasant working atmosphere and good work/life balance came in at 9% and 7%, respectively.

"Having a favorable employer brand when recruiting can mean the difference between attracting the best people for the job or being overlooked," says Tom Turpin, President of Randstad Canada.