What a thrill it is to be honoured as a 2022 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ Winner! This award celebrates the Bold Attitude and Entrepreneurial Spirit each of us embodies. Our inclusion in this year’s list speaks to the commitment each of us has to ensuring we have an amazing culture. By building a consulting organization where we want to work, our employees come first, culture is key, and our clients love working with us, we have created a positive and engaging work environment where everyone succeeds.

Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures is a national program, founded by Waterstone Human Capital and now in its 19th year, that annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. The award is based on a written submission and interview and decided upon by a board of past winners.

At Optimus SBR, culture is everything. We value our people and their growth, and we firmly believe that our people come first. We’re incredibly proud to receive this prestigious award on behalf of our employees who exemplify our Bold Attitude culture and Entrepreneurial Spirit every day.

Congratulations to all of us for this huge accomplishment!

We are proud to announce that we have been recognized by The Great Place to Work® Institute on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness for the second time! This award underscores our people first culture and our steadfast commitment to provide a mentally and emotionally healthy workplace. Our dedicated Mental Wellness Committee leads initiatives to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and to foster mental wellness in the workplace. We’ve made it a priority for all employees to receive training on recognizing and providing appropriate support to individuals in need of mental health assistance.

One of our most successful programs under the mental wellness umbrella has been “Optimus Days”.  All employees are granted one pre-scheduled company-wide day off per month, over and above regular vacation, giving them additional time to schedule personal matters, rest, recharge, and unplug. Other Mental Health supports include a newly established microsite for our Mental Illness & Wellness program, Health Benefits with a Health Spending Account, an Employee Health and Assistance Plan, Lumino (online health network and resources), Mental Wellness Moments, Optimus Chats 1:1, Culture Events & Physical Activities, a guide to Leading Through Crisis, Learning Paths, and a Check-In Model.

Our focus on employee wellness is one of the key qualities that makes Optimus SBR a great place to work.

The Great Place to Work® Institute compiles the Best Workplace lists by gaining direct feedback from employees from the hundreds of organizations that are surveyed.

To be eligible for the 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness, organizations must be Great Place to Work – Certified in the past year and at least 75% of employees must agree their workplace is psychologically and emotionally healthy. The BEST workplace was determined by the overall Mental Wellness Index score based on survey results from hundreds of employees and the complexity of the organization.

Great Place to Work® has announced Optimus SBR as a 2022 Best Workplaces™ for Professional Development winner! This recognizes our bold culture of continuous learning – one where our people thrive, and every experience boosts their confidence and helps them reach their full potential. Our people are our business, and as such we are fully invested in their development, and success.

At Optimus it’s all about sparking endless growth opportunities to empower employees to achieve their career goals. It begins with our extensive onboarding program that ensures the talented individuals we hire are well-prepared for success. As employees advance in their careers, they are supported every step of the way by their Career Manager, senior leaders, colleagues, and our extensive Learning and Development program. Customized for each individual’s unique needs and career aspirations, the program includes Learning Paths, LinkedIn Learning courses, and a Career Development Program (CDP).

The Great Place to Work® Institute compiles the Best Workplace lists by gaining direct feedback from employees from the hundreds of organizations that are surveyed.

To be eligible for the 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Professional Development, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year. The organizations recognized on this list have met the necessary criteria, with a minimum score of 80% on the Professional Development Index, and a relative level of complexity based on the number of employees. Professional development is also demonstrated in the data as being a priority for their organization. We determined the BEST based on the overall Trust Index score from the organization.

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