Pythian named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016

Ottawa, ON– March 29, 2016 – Pythian, a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies, announced today that it has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016 by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Now entering its fourth year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers recognizes SMEs with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies.

Pythian is proud to be recognized for its ongoing efforts to create an engaging workplace that offers employees exceptional benefits, opportunities to grow professionally, and a corporate culture that attracts the top talent from around the world. This includes additional leave for new parents, training subsidies and competitive salaries.

“We are committed to hiring and retaining top talent, and pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make Pythian a great place to work,” said Heidi Hauver, VP of Human Resources at Pythian. “We place a high value on creating a corporate culture that allows our employees to benefit from a great work-life balance, and this award is a great acknowledgment of our efforts.” “Building and retaining a top team of elite global IT experts also allows us to provide the highest quality of service to our clients,” added Hauver.

Employers are evaluated on the same eight criteria as the larger Canada’s Top 100 Employers project: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees worldwide.

“Canada’s economy is changing along with our long-held beliefs about job stability at larger organizations,” says Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. “People see many larger organizations being affected by globalization and the increased pace of technological change, often outflanked by smaller, more nimble competitors. With less job security than in the past, employees are looking more favourably at smaller organizations that are driving this change as places where they will have more control over their career.”

About Pythian

Pythian is a global technology-enabled IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as databases, cloud, big data, advanced analytics, DevOps and infrastructure management to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, implementing and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue growth and business success, Pythian’s highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.

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