Nov 24, 2017
Every year, over 1000 employers from all across Canada apply for this award. As first-time participants, we were shortlisted in the competition for the top 100 employers, and were very fortunate to be chosen as one of the top employers in the Waterloo Region.
When asked about the recognition, Dave Klaassen, Vice President of Operations and Human Resources, said: “We entered the competition because we felt our heritage of combining three well known and loved regional breweries into a successful national brand, was worth showcasing. We couldn’t have done it without our employees, who consistently demonstrate a passion for our brands, our customers and our breweries. Without a strong workforce, we would not experience the success we have or the culture we have collectively nurtured, so we humbly accept this honour on behalf of everyone who works at Sleeman.”
Selection criteria for the competition included aspects of corporate culture such as physical work space, work atmosphere and social environment; health, financial and family benefits; vacation, paid time off and training and skills development; as well as community involvement.
“We are proud of our local roots here in Guelph, and look forward to being recognized for – and attracting talent with - our fun and engaged workplace, and the exciting initiatives we undertake for the brands within the Sleeman family,” added Dave Klaassen.