One of the things we are most proud of in this year's edition of Saskatchewan's Top Employers is the range of outstanding employers that can be found across the province. From high-technology to mining and traditional public services, Saskatchewan employers can teach their counterparts in the rest of Canada a thing or two about what it means to be an excellent employer.
Although Saskatchewan's unemployment rate is the fourth-lowest in the country, its employers have been at the forefront in offering progressive HR benefits and workplace policies that Canadians now expect from the best employers. Among this year's winners, you'll discover a 'catalogue of best practices' when it comes to the kinds of benefits that make an employer truly exceptional.
This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Saskatchewan's Top Employers competition, which grew from a small list of just five employers that we wrote about in 2006. Like our first edition, the distinguishing feature of this year's competition is that our editors publish detailed 'reasons for selection' explaining why the winners were chosen. This provides transparency in the selection of winners -- and raises the bar so that other employers can learn what the best organizations are doing and try to improve upon these best practices. You can read the full reasons for choosing each employer by clicking on the winners' names below.
In organizing a competition such as this, it's inevitable that some good employers are left off the list. If you believe that your employer is competitive, please join our mailing list to learn more about having your organization considered for next year's edition.