G Adventures Recognized As One of Canada’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

23 Aug 2011

G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, announces its recognition as one of Canada’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces today. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees.

“As an industry leader committed to changing people’s lives and leading with service, we’re thrilled to be named one of Canada’s 50 most engaged workplaces,” says Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures’ founder. “This award is a true testament to our dedication to building and fostering a strong and engaged corporate culture.”

The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant on how they measured up to other organizations based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The panel of judges included Dr. Bob Nelson, PhD, Best Selling Author and President of Nelson Motivation Inc., Paul Hebert, Managing Director and Lead Consultant of i2i, Stacia Garr, SR Analyst with Bersin & Associates, Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator at HR.com and Razor Suleman, Founder & CEO of I Love Rewards.

“More employers are realizing that the most successful organizations are those that invest in employee engagement,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “We’re thrilled to honour those companies that are truly committed to creating positive, thriving work environments. These companies understand that their employees are their greatest asset and are leading by example as they revolutionize the workplace. All of our award winners are ahead of the curve – they should be extremely proud.”

G Adventures will be recognized alongside other recipients of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award at the awards gala on November 15, 2011 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto, Ontario.

About I Love Rewards
I Love Rewards is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation. I Love Rewards' clients include 3M, Eli Lilly, Marriott, ConAgra Foods and Health Now. On the web at www.iloverewards.com.

About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure - people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way for the company and its travellers to give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.