TORONTO – April 4, 2017 – Sklar Wilton & Associates, a leading Canadian marketing and research consultancy, was recognized with a Specialty Award for Best Workplace for Celebrating Successes by the Great Place To Work® Institute.
This award recognizes Sklar Wilton & Associates’ ongoing commitment to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of their employees and the organization as a whole. The award was given to only 10 companies among hundreds of applicants to the Great Place to Work® Institute, and is based on direct feedback from employees that management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort, people celebrate special events, everyone has the opportunity to get special recognition, and employees feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments.
SW&A has had many opportunities to celebrate success including last year’s 30th anniversary of serving some of Canada’s most iconic brands. Among other celebrations throughout the year, the achievement was topped off with a three day summer retreat. Employees enjoyed an anniversary dinner, customized work sessions with a renowned trend and innovation specialist, team building activities, and personalized relaxation time where they could partake in spa treatments, golfing, biking, and horseback riding.
2016 also saw the induction of Luke Sklar, CMRP FMRIA, founder of Sklar Wilton & Associates, into the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Hall of Legends. The entire SW&A team, along with a contingent of 40 clients, attended the induction ceremony and gala to celebrate this well-deserved lifetime achievement award for his enduring contributions to the marketing community.
The contributions of individual employees are also proudly celebrated. SW&A takes the philosophy of surprise and delight to heart for employees who have made significant above and beyond contributions. Some surprises included weekend getaways and prime seats at Blue Jays baseball games. And for a company of fewer than 40 people, the fact that 16 people have celebrated ten-year anniversaries speaks volumes about the respect and commitment employees have for the rest of the team. Among other rewards, this important milestone is marked by creating a personalized photo book highlighting fun moments throughout the employee’s tenure.
Sklar Wilton & Associates is a Certified Great Workplace as recognized by the Great Place To Work® Institute. We are excited to be elected as one of ten winners in 2017 of a specialty award for Best Workplace for Celebrating Success. In keeping with that award, we will celebrate that success with our full team at the upcoming Great Place to Work awards ceremony on April
About Sklar Wilton & Associates
SW&A helps its clients solve tough marketing challenges. SW&A works with its clients to define the problem and engage the right
stakeholders in building the most appropriate solution. This collaborative process delivers growth through fact-based decisions grounded in a fusion of strategy, insight, and facilitation. The result? Insights to Impact: the clarity, conviction, and confidence to act. SW&A has provided these award winning impacts to Canada’s most iconic brands for more than 30 years. For more information, please visit SklarWilton.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work ® (GPTW) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. www.greatplacetowork.ca and @GPTW_Canada