For the third year in a row, Starbucks Coffee Canada has been named one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada. The results are based on employee feedback and research done by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada.
President of Starbucks Canada, Annie Young-Scrivner, says of the award “Being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces is so meaningful to us because it reflects the voices of our partners. Our partners are what make our culture so unique. We strive to inspire partners by providing opportunities to help them become their personal best, to enable them to live Our Starbucks Mission and be personally accountable for delivering moments of connections with our customers daily. This award is all about them.”
Of those surveyed, 87% of Starbucks’ employees across Canada stated that Starbucks was a great place to work. This is up from 86% from the previous year.
Scrivner continues “Since our first Canadian store opened in 1987, we have built a business based on human connections. We know that today’s newly hired partners are tomorrow’s leaders, which is why we continually invest in and engage our partners to maintain a strong partner base.”
The Great Place to Work Institute of Canada compiles data from three criteria in order to determine winners in the competition: a 59 statement survey (accomodates for two-thirds), open ended comments, and in depth interviews of the culture and HR policies and procedures of an organization.
This year there were over 300 nominations and 57,000 employees participated.