One Of The Best Employers In The Greater Toronto Area
Category: Prizes & Awards
Penguin Random House Canada has been included in the GTA Top Employers Ranking, which recognizes the best employers in the Greater Toronto Area, a region with a population of more than six million. Retirement savings plan agreements, generous vacation rules, the repayment of student loans, and systematic staff development are hallmarks of the publishing group’s culture.
Penguin Random House Canada is one of the best employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a region with a population of over six million around the city of Toronto where Canada’s largest book publishing group has its headquarters. This is the conclusion of the GTA Top Employer Ranking 2020. Once a year, and based on rigorous criteria, it recognizes employers who set exemplary standards for their employees – from compensation and granting vacation and leisure time, to work atmosphere and employee involvement. Penguin Random House employs 200 people at its Toronto headquarters alone, and more in Mississauga and Vancouver. These employees are offered retirement savings plans, the repayment of student loans, and mental wellness and physical fitness programs. Penguin Random House Canada also offers continuing training and development for its employees. And finally, the company is doing all it can to help the society its employees come from, for example by making significant book donations.
Commenting on her company’s inclusion in the Top Employer Ranking, Penguin Random House Canada CEO Kristin Cochrane said: “We are extremely honored to be recognized as a GTA Top Employer for 2020. We’re committed to putting employees at the center of our decision-making and I’m proud of our ongoing commitment to our communities with both the books we publish and the social impact work we do in important areas such as Indigenous writing and children’s literacy.” Vice-President and Director, Human Resources Anika Holder adds: “A culture of inclusion is essential to safeguarding community, and community is a big part of who we are. It’s rewarding to have our workplace recognized for the support we have in place for our employees, and to have their contributions to a strong company culture recognized in this manner.”