Golder Associates: One of BC’s Top 55 Employers for 2010

Burnaby, BC, Canada - What does it mean when your company is recognised as one of BC's Top 55 Employers for 2010? For employee-owned Golder Associates Ltd., this selection by Mediacorp Canada Inc. means a strong endorsement from employees that our culture is one of engagement.

"We are proud to be recognized as one of BC's Top 55 Employers for 2010, particularly since we are employee-owned. Being an employer of choice is the kind of company we strive to be - we care about our people and are committed to attracting and retaining the best," explained Scott Orth, National Leader of Human Development at Golder in Canada.

"As a consulting company, Golder focuses on excelling in our ground engineering and environmental services specialisations. Going forward, we want to continue to enhance service excellence," commented Ateesh Roop, Managing Principal for BC Region at Golder. "Our people are the driving force of our success; therefore we support employees in every stage of their learning and development at Golder."

Winners of the BC's Top Employers competition were selected from applicants to the national competition.  Mediacorp editors graded each of the applicants on eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Highlights from Golder Associates' submission included parental and adoptive leave top-up benefits for employees,  a defined contribution pension plan as well as share purchase and profit-sharing plans, bursaries up to $5,500 for employees who complete professional accreditation or development courses, and support of numerous charities at home and a unique charitable trust fund to help orphans living through the AIDS crisis in Africa.

In BC, Golder has been involved in a number of high-profile projects, including several Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic venues, water well rehabilitation using AirBurstTM technology, multi-year studies relating to the endangered white sturgeon, and multi-disciplinary studies for transportation infrastructure development and upgrades.

 BC's Top 55 Employers

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Golder Associates is a global group specializing in ground engineering and environmental services.  Employee owned since its formation in 1960, Golder now employs over 7,000 people who operate from more than 160 offices located throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.  http://www.golder.com/

For more information, photos, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Name: Olga Kalinchuk
Title: Media Relations Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.
Tel: +1 403 299 5600     Cell: +1 403 604 0018      E-mail: olga_kalinchuk@golder.com
Website: http://www.golder.com/