ACL – one of Vancouver’s largest tech companies – has been named as Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employer for 2017.
The competition recognizes the country’s best workplaces that offer progressive human resource policies.
“We’re always striving to create the most engaging workplace to promote deep job satisfaction for our employees,” said Laurie Schultz, CEO of ACL in a release. “ACL is committed to nurturing a culture that promotes both togetherness and self-development because our employees are the backbone of our enterprise. We’re honoured to be chosen on a national scale, as we recognize there are many companies offering innovative work environments.”
Last year, ACL moved to its new four-floor office on Howe Street. Employees were able to give their input on its interior design and layout. The new office offers an open workspace and a few perks including craft beer on tap, nap pods, and breakout workspaces. And if that’s not enough, there is also a purple Gran Torino for anyone who wants to take a cruise on the weekend.
Throughout the office, there are different areas to give ACL employees the space to create and collaborate.
“We recognize that work environment greatly affects company morale and productivity, so it was important for us to gather input,” Martha Carscadden, employee experience manager for ACL, in a release. “Throughout all teams, there are casual breakout spaces. We have diner-style booths with whiteboards, and many other unique meeting spaces to allow people to pick a place that matches their work and mood.”