Accolades come after a banner year of growth.
Ottawa, Aug 25, 2021 – Rewind has been named a recipient of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Ottawa, the second time Rewind has been recognized as a top employer in the city. This annual competition is organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade and sponsored by Meldrum Horne & Associates. Surveys were conducted by the Best Companies Group.
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honour the best places of employment in the National Capital Region, benefiting the region’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Ottawa list is made up of a total of 10 companies.
“It’s a great honour for OBJ to present these awards again along with our partner, the Ottawa Board of Trade. What really distinguishes these awards, in my mind, is the recipients are determined based on direct input from employees,” says Michael Curran, OBJ publisher.
Since raising its Series A capital investment in January of 2021, Rewind has doubled its number of full-time employees to 105, with plans to hire an additional 200 employees by the end of 2022. Building on a “remote-first” philosophy that was established prior to the pandemic, the company is focused on building a diverse workforce, prioritizing a work-life balance.
“We have always believed there is a better way to build a company culture with values that respect people’s careers and personal lives,” said Mike Potter, CEO and Co-Founder of Rewind. “This recognition is really a testament to all the employees of Rewind who work hard to ensure that we live up to these values.”
The Ottawa Board of Trade has identified talent as a key factor in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s working with public and private sector officials to address both practical and strategic talent-related issues for Ottawa.
“Awards programs like Best Places to Work in Ottawa shine a light on local companies who have achieved a high level of employee engagement. This gives these companies a significant advantage in the war of talent,” says Sueling Ching, Board of Trade President and CEO.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the National Capital Region;
- Have at least 15 employees working in the National Capital Region;
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Organizations from across the region entered the survey process to determine the list of recipients. The survey process consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.
The recipient companies will be recognized at cocktail awards reception on Monday, September 27. The cocktail will also launch a virtual conference, the Ottawa Talent Summit, held the next day.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Ottawa program, visit www.bestplacestoworkottawa.ca.
Since 2015, Rewind has been on a mission to help businesses protect their SaaS and cloud data. Today, over 80,000 customers in more than 100 countries trust Rewind’s top-reviewed apps and support to ensure their software-as-a-service applications run uninterrupted. The Rewind platform enables companies to back up, restore, and copy the critical data that drives their business.