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What makes Canada's Top 100 Employers tops?

George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/(c) George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin

In a live chat, Tony Meehan, publisher of Canada's Top 100 Employers, answered your questions about how the winners were chosen and what companies can do to become a top employer. Mobile users can join the discussion by clicking here.

This year's Top 100 Employers list is the product of extensive evaluation, including a detailed review of each employer's operations and human resource practices. Employers are compared with other organizations in their field.

Mediacorp's editors reviewed the recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across the country before inviting 12,500 of these to apply. It was a record year for submissions.

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A distinguished academic advisory board, drawn from universities across Canada, oversees the selection criteria. The criteria that the editors of Mediacorp use for judging the best workplaces has remained the same since the project began in 1999. Competition focuses on eight key areas:

Physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; communications, focused on how employers handle employee feedback; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

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