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April 28, 2008 11:53 ET

SaskCentral Ranks 6th on List of "Best Workplaces in Canada"

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Reporters are invited to attend a celebration of SaskCentral being recognized as one of this year's 50 Best Workplaces in Canada. The event will be held in the SaskCentral boardroom, 2nd Floor, 2055 Albert St., Regina, SK., on Monday, April 28, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The CEO, executive management and employees will all be attending.

SaskCentral ranked 6th on the list of 50, up from last year's ranking of 13th. SaskCentral, which has 65 employees, is the only organization in Saskatchewan to make the top 50 list, which appears in today's Globe and Mail newspaper.

"This national recognition is proof that SaskCentral is an employer of choice, a responsible corporate citizen and an organization that values its employees," said the CEO of SaskCentral, Ken Anderson.

SaskCentral, owned and controlled by Saskatchewan's 66 credit unions, is a democratic financial cooperative which supplies research, development, support, consulting services and financial liquidity management and acts as a trade association to the province's credit unions. As of December 31, 2007 there were more than 524,000 credit union members in Saskatchewan.

The 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 57-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.

More than 24,000 employees participated in the 2008 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

Contact Information

  • SaskCentral
    Dale Johnson, Senior Consultant
    Marketing and Communications
    (306) 566-1439 or (306) 539-2607 cell
    Email: dale.johnson@corpserv.ca
    or
    SaskCentral
    Ian Monteith, Senior Consultant
    Marketing and Communications
    (306) 566-1525
    Email: ian.montieth@corpserv.ca