In a separate category of the same awards program, iQmetrix was also announced as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2023, in a list unveiled on February 9. This special designation was awarded to iQmetrix for its extensive range of family-friendly employee benefits, including comprehensive healthcare coverage, “trusted, take-what-you-need” vacation leave, and trusted sick days that also allow for employees’ dependents being sick and needing care.
One over-and-above health benefit offered by the company is $25,000 lifetime coverage for fertility drugs, which iQmetrix recognized as a gap in its benefits and introduced in 2017. The coverage has since been used to life-changing effect by at least one employee. Sean Anderson, Client Engagement Lead at iQmetrix, shared his story about how he and his wife used this benefit, which resulted in a wonderful baby girl named Scottie. Sean said, “This benefit was awesome, and something we didn’t expect. [The coverage] was perfectly timed for us, as fertility drugs are not cheap… We’re really grateful for the support.”
Kristina Leung, managing editor at Mediacorp, said, “Families come in all shapes and sizes, so progressive employers know their employees have varying needs when it comes to looking after family commitments. This year’s winners have made their programs and policies more flexible to accommodate different family structures, ensuring support exists during various pathways to parenthood, and beyond, to caring for family members in the later stages of life.”
Both of iQmetrix’s newly announced top employer rankings were based on the company’s overall listing as one of Canada’s 100 Top Employers for 2023, which was published in November 2022.
Marni Aubichon, Co-Lead of People and Culture at iQmetrix, said, “At iQmetrix, we’re extremely proud of our award-winning workplace culture, which is based on self-management principles that allow every employee to bring their authentic selves to their roles and thrive in their careers. We have a team of wonderful humans who are united by our shared values, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. iQmetrix also prides itself on being a learning organization, with an extensive catalog of training and development programs as well as personal coaching available to all iQers. And we’re very happy to offer staff an awesome range of benefits.”
Now in its 23rd year, Canada’s Top Employers is a national awards program, operated by Mediacorp, recognizing employers that lead their industries and offer exceptional workplaces. Employers across the country are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception:
- Physical workplace
- Work atmosphere and social
- Health, financial, and family benefits
- Vacation and time off
- Employee communications
- Performance management
- Training and skills development
- Community involvement
Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. All companies in Canada are eligible to enter, and the results are divided by provincial and specialty rankings, in addition to the overall top 100 listing.
To find out more about career opportunities and the working culture at iQmetrix, visit www.iqmetrix.com/careers.
Joannah Connolly, iQmetrix
iQmetrix’s telecom experience platform is designed to power sales of connected devices. Our software is built around enabling telecom retailers to deliver a buy-anywhere strategy through multi-channel inventory management and digital retail solutions; make data-driven decisions using robust reporting; and unify storefronts and digital channels for a consistent customer experience — in-store, online, and anywhere else.
For 23 years, we’ve been passionate about helping the leading brands in telecom to grow by providing best-in-class software, services, and expertise that enables them to adapt and thrive. Our solutions powered $17BN in sales last year, and are used by approximately 320,000 telecom retail professionals across 1,000 clients. iQmetrix is a privately held software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with locations in Canada, the U.S, and India. For more information, please visit www.iqmetrix.com.
About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches millions of jobseekers annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. More information at www.canadastop100.com.