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Credit Counselling Society Recognized as One of Canada’s Best Places to Work

Credit Counselling Society is recognized as one of Canada's best workplaces and employers for 2012

The Credit Counselling Society is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada as one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada” for 2012. The list was published this morning in the Globe and Mail.

Credit Counselling Society Wins Two Awards

For Canadian companies with under 1,000 employees, the Credit Counselling Society ranked 26th on the list. The Credit Counselling Society was also honoured with another award for “Fairness.” The six recipients of the Fairness Award were chosen regardless of company size. According to the Great Place to Work Institute of Canada, “research shows that there are five common themes found in the Best Workplaces: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie.” This year the institute recognized six organizations from across Canada that “demonstrated excellence in each of these categories.” The award for Fairness means that “no matter what, people here are treated fairly.” The award consists of three elements:

  1. Equity – balanced treatment for all in terms of rewards
  2. Impartiality – absence of favouritism in hiring and promotions
  3. Justice – lack of discrimination and process for appeals

While the Credit Counselling Society is delighted to win the Fairness Award this mindset has been ingrained in the society since its inception. Everyday Counsellors and staff at the Credit Counselling Society meet or speak with hundreds of people across Canada who need help with their debt, help managing their finances better, or both. The society’s approach has always been to treat its clients with the utmost respect in a confidential and non-judgmental fashion. It’s great to see that this non-discriminatory approach has permeated the whole organization and was noticed by The Great Places to Work Institute.

The Significance of Being Recognized as One of Canada’s Best Workplaces

This is the first time that the Credit Counselling Society has applied for the award. “After a thorough application process in which every employee participated, we are extremely pleased with the outcome,” states Scott Hannah, President & CEO of the Credit Counselling Society. In all, 93% of the employees at the Credit Counselling Society stated that it is a great place to work.

“Personally I am extremely proud of this award,” remarks Scott Hannah. “Consumers often come to us during the most challenging financial chapter of their lives. Helping people work through these challenges requires a strong, dedicated team that works very well together. Winning this award really speaks to the dedication and commitment of our team.”

Scott goes on to say that being recognized as one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada” flows from the shared vision and passion for helping others which CCS employees bring to work every day. “We are here for our clients and are committed to helping consumers find solutions to their money and debt problems. It is refreshing and uplifting to be surrounded by a team that enjoys making a difference in the lives of the clients we serve and strives to be their very best each day.”

The “Best Workplaces in Canada” is published annually in the Globe and Mail. It is based on surveys and research conducted by Great Place to Work Institute. Annually the Great Place to Work Institute surveys over 10 million employees around the world and publishes its findings to promote excellence in the workplace. Other well known organizations that were recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute included Google, Microsoft, Disney, Starbucks, Four Season Hotels, Nintendo and the Edmonton Oilers.

 

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