Creating a safe and inclusive workplace culture doesn’t just happen. It needs to be identified as a priority and fueled by a conscious effort to create a space where people can perform at their best because they feel supported, included, and appreciated. Not only does establishing a diverse and equitable workplace improve the happiness of employees, but it also allows for wider perspectives to be integrated when brainstorming, problem-solving, and developing new ideas.
For these reasons, and more, Q4 has made it a priority to establish an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity. After a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Canada, we’ve been designated as a Top 50 Best Workplaces in Canada, as well as a Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women and Top 50 Best Workplaces for Inclusion. This is the third consecutive year Q4 has been recognized in these categories.
Organizations on these lists must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the past year, with over 70% of the employee base submitting positive feedback about corporate culture and employee experience. Additionally, recognized organizations must be headquartered in Canada, and at least 90% of employees must agree that people are treated fairly, regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation).
“Q4 is dedicated to fostering a workplace which is strongly connected, and is diverse, equitable, and inclusive,” said Darrell Heaps, Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in our culture which is rooted in shared values, including mutual respect for all, and centered around learning from, and supporting each other to achieve our goals. During a year in which staying strongly connected across our organization was challenged by moving to a remote work environment, this recognition of our culture and positive employee experience is particularly meaningful.”
As our company continues to grow, it’s important that we maintain the culture we’ve established to ensure employees have a positive work experience. Our internal diversity and inclusion committee regularly shares insightful information for employees to learn more and gain valuable insights, in addition to arranging training sessions. Learn more about our company culture and the talented employees fueling our greatest achievements by reading the press release.