FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation

May 13, 2013 14:11 ET

FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation is Being Recognized as a Great Place to Work®

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation is being recognized as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Canada. This list and related stories appeared in a special national report on Wednesday April 10th, 2013 in The Globe and Mail.

At FIRMA Foreign Exchange we believe our team is not full of employees - it is full of people. People providing a real, personal experience for our clients. That experience starts with creating a positive environment for our team and recognizing their contributions to our success. Treating employees fairly while providing ways in which they are able to succeed both personally and professionally encourages employees to do their very best for the organization.

Mr. Alex Eadie, Executive Vice President of Operations & Compliance for FIRMA Foreign Exchange said: "Culture is a vital component of any successful business. As a big part of FIRMA's mission statement, we truly embrace the empowerment of our staff in order to execute on our corporation's objectives. We excel at meeting those objectives because our staff are truly engaged in driving FIRMA's growth year after year. This award is a testament to FIRMA's continued dedication towards building a great place to work where people feel valued for the effort they put into it."

This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. 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. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 57,000 employees participated in the 2013 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

For information on how to participate in next year's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at or visit

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.

FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation (FIRMA) is one of the world's leading foreign exchange brokers with locations across Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and recently the United States. FIRMA has over 17,000 satisfied customers around the world who have saved millions of dollars using FIRMA's Real Personal Services. FIRMA has a strong commitment to one-on-one, personal service, which means our customers always get the best possible exchange solution. Our Personal Services division offers its services to people with a need to buy and sell currency abroad. FIRMA trades in all major currencies and has transactions in excess of $6 billion annually. FIRMA Foreign Exchange has a competitive advantage over the banks and other currency exchange companies. We offer better exchange rates than the major banks and an outstanding, personal level of customer service.

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