BESTECH Named one of Canada's Best Employers again


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BESTECH NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S BEST EMPLOYERS AGAIN

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SUDBURY, December 5, 2012 –BESTECH is pleased to be named among the 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada for the second consecutive year. The innovative firm ranked as number 23 on the 2013 list, moving up 18 spots from its 2012 position. The 2013 Best Small & Medium Employer (BSME) list was released online today at www.profitguide.ca. The top 50 companies will also be featured in the March issue of PROFIT magazine available on newsstands February 2013.

Employee engagement is defined as "the degree to which employers have captured the hearts and minds of their employees" and it is used as the standard for determining which organizations are the 'best' employers. In this study, feedback is directly received from employees about their workplace and their work experience, which enables the study partners to measure the employees' level of engagement.

This national awards program recognizes top employers with between 50 and 399 employees. The rankings are primarily determined by using the results from Employee Opinion Surveys. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organizational practices and perspectives from the leadership team. Study partners include Queen's School of Business, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing and AON Hewitt.

According to BSME research, employees are engaged when they "say, stay and strive": they "consistently speak positively about the organization to others, have an intense desire to be a member of the organization, and exert extra effort and participate in behaviours that contribute to business success."

The study assesses the following engagement drivers in order to determine employees' levels of engagement: recognition, managing performance, career opportunities, organizational reputation, pay and senior leadership. BSME studies indicate that organizations with high engagement are more likely to experience financial success, low turnover, unsolicited applications for employment, high employee morale and increased productivity.

"We are so proud to be recognized again on the list of 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada," said Denis Pitre, Co-CEO of BESTECH. "One of our priorities at BESTECH is high employee engagement. The result of this survey is evidence that our employees are aligned with the company's objectives. We realize that our employees are the foundation of BESTECH's success and therefore, it is important to implement practices that will encourage them to be committed to our team."

About BESTECH

With offices in Sudbury, Timmins, and Toronto, BESTECH is a prominent Canadian firm which specializes in the areas of engineering, automation, software development and environmental monitoring to assist companies in the international mining industry enhance their productivity, profitability and safety. The firm also offers the following innovative solutions that enable mining organizations to increase efficiency, reduce energy costs and improve worker safety: NRG1-ECO™, AQM™, Portauls™ and RopeInspector™.

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For more information, please visit www.bestech.com, www.bestechcareers.com and www.profitguide.ca or contact:

Anna Frattini, H.B.Com,
Marketing Project Manager
BESTECH
Tel: 705.675.7720 ext. 211
anna_frattini@bestech.com

MBA Sandra Olszowka
Queen's Centre for Business Venturing
Queen's School of Business
Tel: 613.533.3119
solszowka@business.queensu.ca