EFC Partners with Great Place to Work Institute® to Promote Workplace Excellence in Canadian Electrical Industry

September 18, 2019: Toronto, ON – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and Great Place to Work Institute® have announced a strategic partnership to jointly engage the electrical industry in “moving the needle” on workplace excellence initiatives to support talent attraction and retention. This partnership provides members with access to tools and resources to help their organizations strengthen corporate culture, nurture a positive working environment, and ultimately, build greater places to work.

EFC has taken the first step by enrolling in the Great Place to Work (GPTW) certification program, a globally-recognized designation that is awarded to organizations that meet the highest standard of workplace culture.

from left to right: Carol McGlogan, President & CEO, EFC; José Tolovi Neto, Managing Partner, GPTW; Kevin McKenna, Vice President, Chief Insights Officer, GPTW; John Jefkins, VP, Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships, EFC; and Swati Vora-Patel, Director, Research & Communications, EFC

“This initiative supports EFC’s goal to provide a top-tier work environment, leading by example within our industry,” said Carol McGlogan, President & CEO, EFC. “Several members have already been named to the ‘Best Workplaces in Canada’ list. We have an opportunity to shine an even brighter light on our industry. Through this partnership, members can participate in the certification program and secure best practices taken directly from Canada’s best workplaces, so our industry can attract and retain top talent.”

“When employees experience genuine workplace inclusion, businesses can expect a strong predictor for success,” says Kevin McKenna, Vice President & Chief Insights Officer, Great Place to Work Institute. “We recognize leading organizations who have developed and continually employ workplace excellence strategies, coupled with diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, to help elevate their company’s brand in the marketplace and seek out top talent.”

Members are encouraged to participate in this important initiative. To find out how you can get certified, visit https://www.greatplacetowork.ca or contact Kevin McKenna at kevin.mckenna@greatplacetowork.com.

This partnership with Great Place to Work Institute comes on the heels of another important alliance that EFC recently formed with Electricity Human Resources Canada. Through these alliances, EFC is committed to working closely with the Great Place to Work Institute and Electricity Human Resources Canada to help EFC members champion workplace excellence as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations, ultimately elevating the Canadian electricity industry’s competitive advantages in attracting and retaining top talent.


About Great Place to Work Institute

The Great Place to Work Institute is a people analytics and organizational culture consulting company and is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through their proprietary assessment tool, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s best workplaces in a series of national lists and industry-specific lists, including those published by the Globe and Mail in Canada and Fortune Magazine in the USA. GPTW has offices in 60 countries worldwide, and each year undertakes the world’s largest global study of workplace cultures, surveying 12 million people from 7,000 companies, systematically analyzing workplace culture and behavioral data. For more information, visit https://www.greatplacetowork.ca

About Electro-Federation Canada
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a national, not-for-profit industry association that represents over 220 member companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell a wide range of electrical products. EFC members contribute over $10B to the Canadian economy and employ over 42,000 workers in more than 1,300 facilities across the country. EFC empowers the industry with market intelligence, professional development and a voice for advocacy and standards advancement within a safe, collaborative environment. Learn more at www.electrofed.com

Swati Vora-Patel
Director, Research & Communications
Electro-Federation Canada