Being a company that people want to work for is essential if we want to attract, grow, and retain the talent we need to support our business now and in the future. Our Associates and our culture are our competitive advantage! It is with this in mind that we are particularly proud that, for the fourth consecutive year, TJX Canada has received the distinction of being named a Top 50 Great Place to Work in Canada for 2018.
The Great Place to Work Institute Canada is the Canadian affiliate of the U.S.-based Great Place to Work Institute. Organizations on the 2018 list were ranked using the results of an employee survey called the Trust Index, which was developed and is administered by the Great Place to Work Institute. The survey methodology is backed by 30 years of research and represents opinions from over 12 million Associates from organizations in almost 90 countries each year. This makes it the most widely adopted workforce satisfaction tool in the world.
We believe that this award demonstrates our commitment to encourage an active and open dialog with our Associates, to be active listeners, and to continually improve and evolve our workplace environment.
This honor is especially meaningful because it comes directly from an independent, third-party survey of our Associates. The award is based on two criteria - a survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about our organization, and an independent, 3rd party review of our culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. Importantly, the survey results provide us with meaningful information regarding areas of strength as well as insight into the areas where we can continue to improve.
We believe that this particular award demonstrates our commitment to encourage an active and open dialog with our Associates, to be active listeners, and to continually improve and evolve our workplace environment. Our achievement with the Great Place to Work survey in Canada gives us confidence that our Associates enjoy the TJX culture, take pride in their jobs, and have a high degree of trust in the decision making of management.
"Our success depends on our Associates. All our Associates need to feel welcome, engaged, and appreciated for their contribution to our success," said Robert Greening, President, TJX Canada. "'One TJX' means that our diverse and inclusive culture drives an environment that is energizing, high performing, and truly a Great Place to Work for all!"