April 20, 2012
Sapient Named One of the Best Workplaces in Canada
TORONTO – APRIL 20, 2012– Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), a global marketing and technology services firm, today announced that it has been ranked in the top 20 of the 50 “Best Large Workplaces in Canada” list. This recognition marks the sixth time Sapient has been named a “Best Workplace in Canada.”
The 2012 list was published in a special report in the Globe and Mail on April 19, 2012. Sapient competed with more than 230 organizations for a spot on this prestigious list of Canada’s “Best Large Workplaces,” which constitute organizations with more than 1,000 people employed.
“We are exceptionally proud that Sapient returns to this list year after year,” commented Brad Simms, senior vice president, managing director, Sapient Canada. “It’s great validation for all of us that when you focus on creating an environment that attracts and rewards amazing people who share a common passion for our clients’ success, the results will follow.”
Simms attributed Sapient’s recognition and high ranking on the 2012 list to the company’s continued growth and focus on creating a collaborative work environment where people contribute to and recognize each others’ successes. One of the specific initiatives recognized as a workplace best practice by the Great Place to Work Institute was Sapient’s Mojo Monday, an informal weekly morning gathering where teams come together to share new client work and inspire new ideas.
In Canada, Sapient operates two businesses – SapientNitro and Sapient Global Markets. SapientNitro works with some of Canada’s most respected companies to conceive, build and execute integrated, multi-channel brand experiences that lead to tangible business results. SapientNitro’s team in Canada services clients such as: Chrysler, the Bank of Montreal, Janssen, Inc., among others. Sapient Global Markets works with some of the leading Canadian investment banks, intermediaries, regulators, investment managers and energy and commodity companies to help them adapt to market and regulatory driven change, recognize new markets and revenues and optimize technology and business processes within their operations.
The “Best Workplaces in Canada 2012” list is published as part of a national report developed by The Great Place to Work® Institute. In identifying what makes a great place to work, the Institute looks at five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. They researched more than 230 Canadian companies ranging in size from 50 to 50,000 employees from all sectors. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures.
Sapient is a global services company that helps clients transform in the areas of business, marketing, and technology. The company operates three divisions that enable clients to gain a competitive advantage and succeed in an increasingly digital world. SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets and Sapient Government Services fuse insight, creativity and technology to drive innovation and to help clients navigate complex business problems. Our approach is the subject of case studies used by MBA programs at Harvard and Yale. The company has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapient.com.
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