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News Release

Reynolds and Reynolds Named As One of the Top 50 Employers in the GTA

MISSISSAUGA, CANADA, December 20, 2006 - Reynolds and Reynolds (Canada) Ltd., a leading provider of information management services to the automotive industry, announced that they have been elected as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s Top 50 Employers. The list is compiled by Mediacorp Canada Inc., a Canadian publisher that specializes in employment issues, and identifies organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining quality employees.

“We’re thrilled to be acknowledged among so many reputable organizations,” Ron Reed, VP of Canadian Operations said. “As an organization dedicated to excellence in customer service, our livelihood relies upon having first class employees. This kind of recognition further substantiates our commitment to attracting and retaining the right people and generating an environment that facilitates growth and advancement.”

By creating industry benchmarks that organizations strive to compete with, these designations force employers to take notice of the great investment they make in their employees. “I feel it is imperative to have this type of publication in Canada. By cataloguing the best practices in the industry, employers are compelled to challenge themselves against the best, which will fundamentally foster positive change in all aspects of the workplace,” Richard Yerema, editor of the publication, stated.

Mediacorp, the organization responsible for the publication Canada Employment Weekly as well as other job-searching periodicals, compiled a list of the Top 50 Employers in the GTA, using information gathered from an extensive application process. The organization then tabulates the results based on a number of factors, including:

  • Physical workplace
  • Work and social atmosphere
  • Health, financial and family
  • Vacation and time off
  • Employee communications
  • Performance management
  • Training and skills development

Reynolds continues to excel at meeting employees’ needs by recently upgrading their vacation policy, which involved increasing starting vacation to three weeks and adding an additional week of paid vacation for the majority of its existing employees. The Mississauga-based firm offers new mothers a maternity top-up payment of 95 per cent of salary for 17 weeks and provides adoptive parents with a $2,000 subsidy toward their adoption. Furthermore, they provide additional financial benefits, including year-end bonuses, employee referral bonuses and a traditional pension plan.

“Clearly, Reynolds is a company that takes their responsibility to their employees very seriously,” Yerema stated. “They recognize the issues that are becoming increasingly important to their employees, and they respond accordingly, and for that reason, they are continuously successful in attracting and maintaining exceptional talent.”

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