TORONTO – October 21, 2020 – Sklar Wilton & Associates, a leading Canadian marketing and research consultancy, was named to the Employee Recommended Workplace list among privately held small businesses in Canada by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell. After winning first place in both 2017 and 2019, as well as being named a badge winner in 2018, this continued success demonstrates SW&A’s ongoing commitment to supporting and growing a positive workplace culture.

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce by looking at four components of health – physical, mental, work, and life – and their impact on engagement and productivity. The focus includes helping employees improve their physical and mental well-being, build their own health awareness to make healthier choices, and manage personal, relationship, financial and other challenges. It is the only award of its kind based entirely on feedback from employees.

“This year has been really tough on business leaders and employees. Because of that, we’ve doubled down on ensuring we create a positive and healthy workplace for our associates, one that recognizes the increased stressors and blurred boundaries they’ve had to struggle with. When we take care of our associates, we know it helps them take care of their clients,” said Sarah Liverance, Partner at Sklar Wilton & Associates. “As a result of helping our team through a variety of challenges arising from COVID-19, we created a workplace Mental Health presentation with speaker notes, references, and tools that executive leaders can use to guide their team in conversations about the emotional complexities of a pandemic. We’re happy to make it available to other companies as part of our Headway for Healthy Minds at Work initiative.”

Demonstrating their commitment to going above and beyond, and relentlessly striving for excellence, this award is one of numerous awards received by Sklar Wilton & Associates in recent years. Placing first in 2017 and being in the top 16 ever since, SW&A is regularly named a Best Workplace in Canada for Small Companies by the Great Place To Work® Institute. In the last three years, GPTW has also named SW&A to their Best Workplaces Lists ten times, most recently lists of Best Workplaces for Giving Back, Best Workplaces Managed by Women, Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness, and Best Workplaces for Professional Services.

Sklar Wilton & Associates helps CEOs, CMOs, and marketing teams at consumer, retail and B2B brands solve tough problems to unlock growth and build stronger brands. Core capabilities include strategic insight and analytics leadership as well as inventing, reinventing, and futureproofing brands. SW&A was recognized as the number one Employee Recommended Workplace among private small businesses by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell in 2017 and in 2019.