AIR GEORGIAN REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AS ONE OF CANADA’S TOP SMALL AND MEDIUM EMPLOYERS FOR 2015
TORONTO, CANADA, March 10, 2015 – Air Georgian has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers” for 2015 as per the annual employer survey conducted by Mediacorp Canada Inc. In selecting Air Georgian, Mediacorp highlighted the familial work environment and close-knit culture, the ongoing investment in employees through training and development, employee recognition events, the company’s Loss of License Insurance program as well as their community involvement.
“We are proud to be one of ‘Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers’. Our employees’ dedication and commitment to ensuring the highest standards of safety and customer service have contributed to our success. They are empowered to perform with purpose, and this is achieved through our dedication to maintaining a foundation of trust and a cultural promise to work as a team. Communication and employee input is embraced in order to activate participation,” says Eric Edmondson, President and CEO of Air Georgian.
Air Georgian was evaluated against eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. The employers chosen this year are leaders in their industry in attracting and retaining quality employees.
Gabriella Marsala, Manager of Human Resources says, “We have several long serving employees which is truly a testament to our success. I attribute this to our family-like work setting. We take good care of our employees. Everyone is valued for their opinions and contributions. The value we place on our employees grows confidence and builds loyalty.”
To develop this year’s list, over 75,000 employers across Canada were examined. Employers were asked to complete an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices, comparing them to others in their industry and region. This year’s list includes large and small employers from a range of industries, offering varying benefits and working conditions.
About Air Georgian Limited
Air Georgian has been providing aviation services and charter flight solutions for more than 25 years. It became a Tier III partner of Air Canada in 2000, operating as Air Alliance under a CPA. Today its Air Canada Express operations focus on transborder and domestic airline routes and it carries over 550,000 passengers per year for Air Canada from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Calgary’s International Airport across 19 Canadian and US destinations. Alongside its existing operations for Air Canada, Air Georgian also offers aircraft charter solutions, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management and technical aircraft and flight training services to major airlines, corporations and individuals. Air Georgian is an IATA registered airline and recently achieved the coveted ARGUS Platinum Audit Rating along with IS-BAO Stage 2 registration.