Eagle Recognized as a Great Place to Work® for Second Consecutive Year

Professional Staffing Company Proud to be a Leader in Workplace Culture

2016 Great Places to WorkOttawa, ON, April 22, 2016 – Eagle Professional Resources (Eagle) is proud to announce that it has been named one of the year’s Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work® for the second year in a row. The professional staffing company ranked #28, up from #43 last year, on the medium-size business list and Eagle was also the recipient of a Special Award in the Fairness Category. The Fairness Award recognizes six organizations that demonstrate excellence in their practices to treat people fairly.  The list was published in a special report today in The Globe and Mail.

Eagle has placed a strong focus on workplace culture for many years.  This focus has resulted in the ability to attract the industry’s best and brightest employees and a high retention rate.  Many of Eagle’s employees have been with the company for over 10 years, a statistic well above the industry average.  These combined elements have had a direct impact on the overall success of the organization.

“Embedded in our mission is the goal of being the employer of choice in the Canadian staffing industry.” said Kevin Dee, Eagle’s CEO. “Recognition like this validates that we are creating a culture where people want to work.  Thank you GPTW Canada!”

This list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.  The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. This year’s list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2016 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey.

In addition to recognition from Great Place to Work, Eagle’s workplace culture has been recognized through other well-established award programs, including Canada’s Most Admired Cultures in 2012, ACSESS Professional Development Award in 2015, and, Canada’s Best Managed Companies every year since 1999.

About Great Places to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It’s what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There’s only one way to get on this list – and that’s if your employees put you there.

Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.ca and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

Media contacts: 
Nancy Fonseca
Senior Vice President
Phone:  (905) 601-2345
Email:  nancy.fonseca@greatplacetowork.com,

Jen Wetherow
Senior Director
Phone:  (778) 821-1151
Email:  jen.wetherow@greatplacetowork.com

About Eagle

Founded in 1996, Eagle is one Canada’s largest and most successful professional staffing companies.  A Canadian-owned company with ten (10) offices from coast-to-coast, Eagle specializes in sourcing technology, finance and accounting, and management consulting professionals for contract and full-time positions.  Eagle is one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2012, is a platinum member of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies (every year since 1999).  The company has been ISO 9001 certified since June 2006, is a very active advocate within the Canadian staffing industry association (ACSESS & NACCB) and supports many charities.

To learn more about Eagle and its network of offices, please visit www.eagleonline.com or call toll-free 1-866-78-NESST(63778). Check out Eagle’s blog at www.eagleonline.com/blog, Talent Development Centre at www.eagleonline.com/tdc, and follow us on twitter @eagleStaffing.

Media contact:
Dan Gasser
Marketing Specialist
Phone: (613) 234-1810, ext. 3247
Toll Free: 1-888-798-8181, ext. 3247
Email: d.gasser@eagleonline.com