airG Named One of BC's Top 55 Employers for 2010
airG is Recognized as One of BC's Employers that Lead Their Industries in Offering
Exceptional Places to Work
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – October 17, 2009 – airG, the global leader in powering mobile communities and wireless social networking, was named one of BC's Top 55 Employers for 2010. Winners of the BC′s Top Employers competition were selected from applicants to the national Canada′s Top 100 Employers competition. To develop this year′s list, editors at Mediacorp Canada Inc. examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its popular job search site, Eluta.ca. From this initial group, Mediacorp editors invited 16,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, plus another 8,000 companies and organizations in industries that they wanted to examine more closely. Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Over 2,600 employers started this year′s application process nationally. The final applicant pool was up 3.7% over last year′s total, which was also a record.
Mediacorp editors graded each of the applicants on 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. These criteria have remained consistent since the inception of the national competition, now in its 10th year.
airG is the global leader in powering mobile communities and wireless social networking. airG's mobile community has more than 40 million unique users worldwide and is interconnected to more than 150 mobile operators and media companies globally including Sprint Nextel, AT&T, Rogers, TELUS, Virgin Mobile, Orange, Boost Mobile, Vodafone and MTV Asia. With more than 4 billion users worldwide, the mobile phone has proven to be a viable platform for bringing mobile users together in interactive communities, and with multiple access points including voice, video, SMS, MMS, WAP, Java, BREW and i-mode, airG's community solutions are commercially available across every wireless technology. For more information about airG visit www.airG.com.
Mediacorp Canada Inc. is a specialized publisher of quality employment periodicals and manages the annual Canada′s Top 100 Employers competition. The company publishes directories and guides that let job-hunters find great employers and interesting new job opportunities in their field. Since 1992, over one million of Mediacorp′s job-hunting guides have been sold. Mediacorp also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings - and verified information on perks and benefits - directly from thousands of employers across Canada. More than 400,000 unique users in Canada use Eluta.ca each month. Each spring, Mediacorp also organizes a policy-oriented conference on the Canada′s Top 100 Employers project called the "Top Employer Summit", which is Canada′s largest annual gathering of senior-level human resources professionals.
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