Vancouver based ClearlyContacts.ca, the largest online retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses has been named as one of the Top Employers in BC for 2010. The annual list outlines the best companies to work for in BC based on a number of categories including employee benefits, community involvement and work atmosphere.
Vancouver, B.C. (Vocus) October 19, 2009 -- Vancouver based ClearlyContacts.ca, the largest online retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses has been named as one of the Top Employers in BC for 2010. The annual list outlines the best companies to work for in BC based on a number of categories including employee benefits, community involvement and work atmosphere.
President and CEO of ClearlyContacts.ca, Roger Hardy comments "Being named as one of BC's Top Employers is a great honor for us as a company. We pride ourselves on our people and we work hard at making sure everyone feels like this is a home away from home."
Winners of the BC's Top Employers competition were selected from over 75,000 employers across Canada. From this initial group, editors at Mediacorp Canada Inc. 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.
"We have an incredible environment here which is fueled by our people. They give so much everyday and we are happy to give back to them and celebrate their successes. Our people are the heart of ClearlyContacts.ca" Adds Hardy
Each of the applicant were graded 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.
ClearlyContacts.ca offers employee benefits such as a Zen room for relaxation, gym memberships, quarterly team building events, and their ClearlyContacts.ca Mini Cooper program, which awards the top performing employee in each department with a fully paid Mini Copper to drive for 3 months.
Coastal Contacts Inc. with subsidiary ClearlyContacts.ca (www.clearlycontacts.ca) is the world's leading direct-to-consumer vision products company which designs, produces and distributes a diversified offering of contact lenses and eyeglasses. , Coastal Contacts is proud to provide an affordable, convenient option for high quality vision care products to more than 150 countries worldwide. As new markets for eyeglasses and contact lenses evolve, the Company is positioned to become the vision product consumer's retailer of choice owing to its outstanding value and service. A leader in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the "World's Optical Store".
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