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HALIFAX, NS, June 21, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ISL has earned a spot as one of Progress magazine's Top 30 Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. The annual list recognizes employers who make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees.
Rankings are determined by an extensive survey that compares employment conditions and policies, gathering data in a number of areas:
- Recruiting, training & retention
- Internal communications
- Flexible work hours
- Community involvement
- Compensation, incentives & recognition
- Benefits & wellness programs
Companies are also judged on a comprehensive feedback survey completed by the employees.
"We are ecstatic to be named as one of the Best Places to Work in this region," said Malcolm Fraser, Founder and President. "At ISL, we recognize that our success is driven by our talented and motivated people. Knowing this honor is based on our employees' opinions about their job satisfaction makes it even more rewarding."
Work/Life Balance is Key One area in which ISL stands out is mastering the art of work/life balance. Employees can arrange their schedules to meet family and personal commitments and are trusted to simply get their jobs done. It is not unusual to see a 4-year-old running in the halls while a parent packs up work for home. "Life gets in the way, kids have to go places, and things happen," says Fraser. "The benefit is, if everybody's fair about it, then the ability to manage your schedule appropriately to get your work done and meet your external commitments means everybody's happier."
As a result ISL has a good history of retaining people, with low turnover rates - rare in their industry. Over the last 6 years, ISL has grown from 9 to almost 30 staff. It is clear that employees appreciate getting to work on challenging and innovative projects with smart, educated, innovative, friendly people. "Being able to retain knowledge and experience is extremely valuable to this organization, our customers, and our employees," says Fraser.
One long-term employee said it best - "Great people. Great work".
About Best Place to Work To determine the region's Best Places to Work, Progress Magazine partners with Pennsylvania-based Best Companies Group (BCG), a research firm that manages best company programs in North America and one in Western Australia. The ranked companies and related stories appear in the July/August issue of Progress Magazine, and will be available online at www.progressmedia.ca.
Founded in 1995, ISL is a full service web marketing and development company, guided by our relentless focus on understanding how users behave online. In addition to OneWeb CMS, services include website design & development, web usability and Google Analytics consulting and Internet marketing. ISL is the first web company in North America to be ISO 9001:2000 certified; OneWeb CMS is just one example of its dedication to continuous improvement and innovation. ISL has offices in Halifax web design ,Moncton web design and Vancouver web design.
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