AET Group Inc. Ranks as One of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers 2021
WATERLOO, ONTARIO– AET Group Inc., has been named as one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for the 3rd consecutive year. Currently in the 14th year of running, Waterloo Area’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and recognizes employers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph areas who offer exceptional places to work.
Employers are evaluated using the same criteria used for the larger national Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition and include the following:
- Physical Workplace
- Work Atmosphere & Social
- Health, Financial & Family Benefits
- Vacation & Time Off
- Employee Communications
- Performance Management
- Training & Skills Development
- Community Involvement
As an environmental consultancy firm with a focus on sustainability, AET encourages its employees to “walk the talk” and make an impact on the community by providing paid volunteering time off with matched charitable donations, and offering generous sustainable transportation subsidies to full-time employees. The company encourages professional development through in-house training in addition to tuition subsidies for courses up to $2,500 per year. Read more about the competition and reasons for selection here.
COVID-19 has dramatically impacted businesses across the tri-city area, and AET has not been immune to the challenges presented this year. The company’s leadership team has re-evaluated all areas of operations, and has prioritized employee well-being by focusing additional resources on increased health and safety, expanded telecommuting abilities, and increased virtual communication to ensure employees continue to feel supported during these difficult times. Our employees have always been our biggest asset, and although these changes came from necessity, they will remain as staples of the business into the future to ensure our employees are provided with a positive work environment.
“It’s an honour to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year, alongside so many clients and partners, as a leading employer in Waterloo Region – especially during a time of unprecedented challenges and ever changing environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Scott Freiburger, Managing Director and CEO of AET Group Inc. “2020 has been full of challenges and opportunities that has emphasized why we put employee health, safety and well-being first and we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our employees through sustainable transportation subsidies, professional development support and paid volunteer time and donation matching.”
About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches 7.4 million unique visitors annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Mediacorp also hosts Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals, the Top Employer Summit.