Press Reviews

Canada's Top 100 Employers is one of the nation's most frequently-cited business books

"an instant bible to human resources
professionals and job seekers."
The Globe and Mail

"[one] of the most prestigious lists in Canadian business."
Winnipeg Free Press

"[a] prestigious list"
San Francisco Chronicle

"the most exhaustive analysis of HR trends in the country"
Maclean's magazine

"la prestigieuse liste"
La Presse

"a rigorous examination"
Toronto Star

"a prestigious honour compiled by Mediacorp Canada"
The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK

"The ranking has become the industry standard in the past few years"
The Calgary Herald

"a badge of honour for firms"
The Winnipeg Sun

"[a] prestigious...annual list"
The Estevan Mercury

"a lot of people care about being named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers"
Roger Taylor, Columnist, Halifax Herald

"Model employers... a catalogue of best practices"
Ottawa Citizen

"geared for job-seekers, but [also] important reading material for businesses themselves."
Montreal Gazette

"firms on the list have gone the extra mile to give back to their communities."
Financial Post

"the gold standard for best practices in recruitment and retention."
The Western Producer

"a fountain of knowledge about Canadian workplaces, employers, workplace philosophies [and] perks"
The Vancouver Sun

"shows spectacular competition among employers"
The Toronto Sun

The #1 selling business book of the year...
The Globe and Mail

"the annual compendium of classy corporate compensation"
New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal

"a real honour"
Winnipeg Free Press

"[an] elite class"
Kamloops This Week

"[an] honour"
Alaska Highway News, Fort St. John BC

"a coveted...list"
Brandon Sun

"it's very difficult to maintain status on the list"
Canmore Leader

"the best in their classes"
The Lawyers Weekly

"a comprehensive examination of companies, their philosophies and how the treat staff"
The Vancouver Sun

"It's extremely competitive and has grown in prestige over the years"
Packet & Times, Orillia, ON

"profiles companies who do a lot for their employees."
The Toronto Sun

"Ce prestigieux concours vise à mettre en lumière les employeurs qui se démarquent par leurs capacité d'attirer et de retenir des employés de qualité au sein de leur entreprise et par leur création de milieux de travail exceptionnels."
Le Droit, Montréal

"exemplary workplace environments"
24 Hours, Vancouver, BC

"Narrowing down the countless businesses that employ Canadians from coast to coast into a succinct list of the 100 best is no small feat."
The Gazette, Montreal, QC

"the companies in Mediacorp's Top 100 list all go above and beyond the norm""
StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK

"a catalogue of 'best practices' when it comes to creating a wonderful workplace"
Marketing Magazine

"Mediacorp strives to compile a truly national list to reflect all Canadians' employment experiences""
The Edmonton Journal

"For the general public, when they see a company is among the top 100 employers, the company is saying 'we are a company you should do business with because we treat our employees well'"
The Times-Colonist, Victoria, BC

"profiles companies who do a lot for their employees and their community"
The Telegram, St. John's, NF

"ce groupe sélect...découle d'un processus de sélection rigoureux, qui inclus une investigation en profondeur des pratiques de gestion des candidats."
Journal le Nord, St-Jerome QC

"showcase[s] the employers that are doing the most interesting things to attract and keep good employees"
The Ottawa Citizen

"the book will encourage other employers to create better workplaces and conditions for their workers."
The Vancouver Province

"a firms that lead
their peers in providing a great place to work."
Maclean's Magazine

"The Best Employers in the Nation...
Canada's top industry leaders"
The Newspaper, University of Toronto

"It's not surprising that so many of the companies that appear in Canada's Top 100 Employers by Richard Yerema have satisfied [the need for belonging, providing meaningful opportunities for teamwork, group identification and community involvement]."
-Barbara Moses, writing in The Globe and Mail

"being named as one of Canada's top 100 employers also improves a company's public image."
The Vancouver Sun

"It's not always about the money. The companies that have earned a place on Canada's Top 100 Employers list offer a range of incentives that make their workplaces great""
The Leader-Post, Regina, SK

"one of the benefits of being named to the Top 100 list is that it [helps an employer] in its future efforts to attract more quality workers."
Winnipeg Free Press

"the list of Canada's Top 100 Employers... singles out employers across the country that boast exemplary workplace environments"
The Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB

"Top 100 Employers List reveals that being a good employer isn't just good for employees -- it's also great for business."
Ottawa Sun

"it's not just about altruism... treating your employees well is good for business"
The Province, Vancouver, BC

Picked as the Employee's Choice: "Four editions later, the new 2004 edition of Canada's Top 100 Employers features several interesting changes. For the first time, readers can see the editor's internal ratings that show how each company stacks up in employee benefits, work atmosphere, community involvement and vacation allowance."
Metro Newspaper, Toronto

"The list is compiled after an exhaustive research process...competition for a listing in the top 100 is pretty fierce."
The Estevan Mercury

"companies that lead their industries in attracting and retaining top talent"
Dose Newspaper

"Les auteurs de la recherche se sont basés sur sept critères: entre autres, la qualité du milieu de travail et de la vie sociale, les communications à l'intérieur de l'entreprise, la gestion du rendement ainsi que la formation des employés."
Le Journal de Québec

"progressive employers...are using increasingly sophisticated methods to sell their companies as good places to work...some have started to think of themselves as brands, not to consumers but to workers."

"If you're wondering how to find a 'good' Canadian employer, Richard Yerema has done...the research for you."
The Toronto Star

"With the labour shortage and booming economy, employers are getting more innovative to attract and keep good workers."
The Okanagan Saturday, Kelowna, BC

"a selection process that includes an in-depth investigation of candidates' management practices."
The Record, Sherbrooke, QC

"This honour recognizes outstanding Canadian employers that lead the way in attracting and retaining quality employees."
Shellbrook Chronicle, Shellbrook, SK

"The most forward-thinking companies and organizations are selected..."
The Edmonton Journal


"the best practices related to employment benefits, working conditions, human resource/retention programs and perks."
The Winnipeg Sun

"If you want to keep the best employees, you better make sure that you're one of the best employers...according to...the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers"
Business Edge Magazine, Toronto

"the prestigious list...recognizes employers for offering extensive on-the-job perks that make a significant difference in the quality of their employees' working lives."
Flamborough Review, Waterdown ON

the "annual list of employers who lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees."
Benefits Canada Magazine

"After two decades of lean and mean corporate management... [h]ere are some of the perks that Canadian employers are using to hang on to their people"
Northern Life, Sudbury, ON

"the book has made employers into real agents of change on their own"
The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton NB

"grades employers across the country on such criteria as physical workplace, vacation and time off, training and skills development and health, financial and family benefits."
The Montreal Gazette

"treating employees well and getting them to love their work is a core business principle."
The Vancouver Sun

"Whether their business is technology, health care, old-fashioned manufacturing or coffee and donuts, these companies lead their industries"
The Hamilton Spectator

"Workplace winners...the most comprehensive list possible"
Today's Parent Magazine

"Cette publication décrit les employeurs qui réussissent le mieux à attirer et à retenir des employés qualifiés."
La Presse (Montréal)

"these...companies are doing innovative things. They're really raising the bar."
The London Free Press

"it's a tremendous make the cut."
The Daily News, Kamloops, BC

"Are you tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Probably not -- if you work for one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. ...Progressive companies north of the 49th parallel are going to extraordinary lengths to attract and retain quality employees."
CHCH-TV, Hamilton

"a great way to find out which companies offer family-friendly benefits, such as job sharing and telecommuting, and which ones have earned the distinction of being named among the 10 best employers for women."
Canadian Living Magazine

"Making the list isn't based solely on little luxuries... Companies need to show they go the 'extra mile' while leading their industry in attracting and keeping quality people."
Calgary Herald

"the book has made employers into real agents of change"
The Lethbridge Herald

"One of this columnist's favourites in recent years... The latest edition of Canada's Top 100 Employers...provides an interesting insight into what the best companies in the land do to attract and retain employees... Get your boss a copy"
The Halifax Daily News (John McLeod column)

"a catalogue for job seekers and human resource specialists"
The Hub, Hay River NT

"Even small companies can make the grade"
Workplace Today

the "100 best places to work in Canada"
Law Times, Aurora ON

"More than 1,000 employers applied for the distinction of making the Top 100 list."
Workplace News

"judges the country's best employers."
Vik Kirsch, The Guelph Mercury

"the annual 'best of class' list"
Canadian Lodging News

"the latest developments in the field of employee recruitment and retention."
Workplace Today

"those listed are the leaders in their sector."
The Leader, Surrey BC

"contains in-depth profiles that include information on a company's benefits, working conditions and perks, as well as recent developments in their business... [t]hings any employee would find most interesting."
Canada's HiTech Career Journal

"[the] best places to work in the country"
The Banff Crag & Canyon

"The list is not a ranking but a selection of the best organizations in their class."
Law Times

"We think this is terrific, to get this kind of endorsement from an outside organization amid tough competition."
The Guelph Mercury

"a national search involving more than 6,000 organizations from across the country."
The Provost News, Provost AB

"There is also a demonstrable payoff for employers in terms of reduced absenteeism and turnover"
The Globe and Mail

"competition to earn a spot on this coveted list was intense"
The Burlington Post

"an interesting read which...bring[s] to light some innovative approaches to the workplace."
Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"[employers in this book recognize] that their employees have lives outside of work and they need time for those obligations."
Winnipeg Free Press

"the country's best employers"
The Enterprise-Bulletin, Barrie ON

"Canadian employers are going to extraordinary lengths to attract and retain quality employees."
The Edmonton Journal

"the top companies in Canada to work for."
The Chronicle, Dollard-des-Ormeaux QC

"Both offbeat and serious attributes set aside the best places to work in the country."
Victoria Times Colonist

"an updated guide on the best places to work"
The Globe and Mail

"rate[s] firms with the best working conditions, benefits and opportunities for advancement"
The Ottawa Sun

"employers...complete an extensive application process, which involved grading organizations in eight areas, including the physical workplace, work and social atmosphere, and health, financial and family benefits."
Saint John Telegraph-Journal

"The book [has] had a galvanizing effect within the business community and with job-seekers."
The Business Executive, Oakville ON

"the best companies for which to work in Canada...well-earned recognition"
Canadian Sailings, Montreal QC

"best-selling recruitment impressive company"
Truro Daily News, Truro NS

"the nation's very best places to work"
Mississauga Business Times

"the best companies to work for."
Journal-Pioneer, Summerside PE

"the best employers in the country"

"those listed are leaders in their means a lot"
News Leader, Burnaby BC

"the country's best companies to work for"
Business in Vancouver

"..a study done by Mediacorp Canada [that] looked at seven criteria including quality of work environment, training and contribution to the community."
The Gazette, Montreal QC