TORONTO – March 20, 2019 – For the second time in three years, Sklar Wilton & Associates, a leading Canadian marketing and research consultancy, was named the number one Employee Recommended Workplace among privately held small businesses in Canada by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell. After first winning the award in 2017, this new award 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.

“Paying attention to and supporting the well-being of our associates is embedded into our everyday culture,” said Jennifer Marley, Partner at Sklar Wilton & Associates. “Achieving balance among all the components of our busy lives can be difficult but we actively strive to help our associates with programs that support their mental and physical well-being, as well as their work and personal lives.”

“The well-being of our associates is our top priority. When we address mental and physical well-being in the workplace, it impacts the rest of our lives as well. It only makes sense to create wellness programs at work where we spend so much of our time,” said Sarah Liverance, Partner at Sklar Wilton & Associates. “When we recognize the importance of stress management, mental health support, physical well-being, and more, we can positively impact the lives of our associates, and create a better working environment for our colleagues and better outcomes for our clients.”

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. In 2017, SW&A was recognized as the number one 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 eight times, most recently lists of Best Workplaces Managed by Women, Best Workplaces for Inclusion, and Best Workplaces for Professional Services.

About Sklar Wilton & Associates

Sklar Wilton & Associates is a brand and retail consultancy that has helped clients unlock growth opportunities and build stronger brands for more than 30 years. Leveraging strategic advisory, quantitative and qualitative research and analytics, Sklar Wilton & Associates works with Canada’s leading consumer and B2B brands across a range of marketing challenges. Core capabilities include brand purpose and positioning, portfolio and brand strategy, marketing planning, innovation, consumer segmentation, advanced analytics and strategic facilitation.

About Employee Recommended Workplace

The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have partnered to create the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to recognize organizations that achieve the highest standards in the health, engagement and productivity of their employees. The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in this area by evaluating the Total Health of a workforce – physical, mental, work and life – as reported by its employees.

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