DAC Group Awarded One of Canada’s Top SMEs for 2015
Award recognizes privately-held agency’s commitment to employee well-being and professional performance
Toronto, Ontario (March 10, 2015), DAC Group is proud to announce it has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., The award acknowledges the digital agency’s commitment to creating and maintaining an exceptional workplace.
“Being recognized as a Top 100 couldn’t have happened at a better time for us.” expressed, Norm Hagarty, CEO and Managing Partner, DAC Group. “We’re growing, which means we’re hiring. And, this award communicates the perks and programs DAC offers while highlighting our amazing culture, career options and day to day environment to the geeks with personalities that we’re looking for.”
In 2014, DAC Group opened its eighth office in North America and expanded its headquarters by adding 5500 sq. ft. of work, meeting and recreational space and accommodating 52 new personal workstations. The agency attributes this success to an aggressive investment in building a highly collaborative, employee-focused atmosphere vested in professional development and designed to foster innovation and nurture career success. 2015 will mark a website refresh, the roll-out of new professional development tools and a new intranet framework focused on further promoting cross-office collaboration.
“Our team is very focused on investing in people through DAC’s commitment to creating an environment that supports individual development and professional success.” says, Christine Andrews, VP, Human Resources. “Earning this award has been a full team effort. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.”
Each year, Mediacorp measures companies in a variety of categories, including strong performance management, training and skills development, employee benefits, and community involvement. The competition is in its third year.
“These employers are showing they can compete with larger companies when it comes to creating progressive workplace benefits and forward-thinking HR policies,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc. “The competition provides us with an opportunity to write about some very dynamic and interesting employers –these small and medium employers (SMEs) are often the workplace innovators when it comes to trying-out new HR and recruitment strategies.
Some of the initiatives that make DAC Group one of Canada’s Top SMEs:
• An expanding North American footprint; the company continues to invest in growth, adding a second floor to its Canadian headquarters and recently opening doors in Chicago – bringing its office count to eight.
• Promotion of an ownership culture through profit share, an employee referral program, new business bonuses and professional development allowance.
• Offering an agile work environment that supports work-life integration and professional growth through flex hours and championing continuous education.
• A robust professional development program that provides extensive in-house, online and third party training programs.
• Maintenance of a flexible health benefits plan.
• Organizational growth; the addition of 25 new jobs in Canada (2014).
About DAC Group
Founded in 1972, DAC Group has grown to become one of the largest and most successful digital advertising agencies in North America with offices in Toronto, Montreal Vancouver, New York, Rochester, Cleveland, Louisville and Chicago. DAC Group combines consumer insight, proprietary technology and media expertise to create innovative marketing and lead generation solutions. A leader in developing ROI based strategies; DAC Group drives business and revenue via local, regional and national programs that integrate a broad range of online and offline channels, including search engines (SEM/SEO), directories, social and mobile media. www.dacgroup.com.
For additional information and/or discussion please contact:
Jennifer McCrindle / 416.492.3214/1800.361.4322 ext. 6350