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Global Relay Celebrated as One of the Top 10 Companies to Work For in BC
BC Business’ Top 10 Ranking Honors Global Relay For Second Straight Year for its Outstanding Corporate Culture, Benefits, Work Environment
Vancouver, BC – December 12, 2012 — Global Relay, the world leader in archiving and messaging for the financial sector, was recently named one of the Top 10 Companies to Work For in British Columbia by BC Business Magazine. 2012 is the second straight year that Global Relay has been recognized as being among BC’s employers that provide exceptional work environments to attract, develop, retain and reward the very best and brightest employees.
Global Relay designs and develops cutting-edge cloud technology for the financial sector and public companies to capture, archive and search some of their most sensitive data: electronic messaging such as email, instant messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, BlackBerry, Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) and more. To operate this global 24/7/365 cloud-based service, Global Relay recognizes its need for employees with technical brilliance, business sense and a spirit of teamwork.
To attract such staff, Global Relay offers competitive compensation, as well as a wide range of benefits, perks, and opportunities for community involvement to its employees. These include a contemporary open-plan office in the heart of Gastown, state-of-the-art computers and equipment, an employee lounge stocked with free food, drinks, and games, and a heated rooftop patio with 360 degree views of the Vancouver skyline. In addition, Global Relay provides invaluable exposure to doing business with some of the most powerful companies in the world, as well as opportunities for traveling abroad. Global Relay is also ideal for people who want to create insanely cool technology using massively scalable “big data” architecture and a strong focus on mobile.
Global Relay committed $1 million over 5 years to become the Title Sponsor and Operator of the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, a criterium-style cycling race with a legendary history, held each July. Part of the strategy behind undertaking this community event was to raise Global Relay’s profile in Vancouver to help attract new employees and keep pace with the company’s explosive growth. A huge added benefit to the event was the palpable sense of team pride among existing employees — the majority of Global Relay’s 215 staff members volunteered their time to organize the race, which was attended by crowds of more than 30,000 on July 11, 2012.
Global Relay’s culture is one of the biggest draws for its staff. The ‘BC’s Top 10 Companies To Work For’ website quotes Global Relay staff members: “The people in our company are some of the brightest I have the pleasure of working with,” notes one employee. “I consider myself smart, but I am often humbled by the talents surrounding me. Furthermore, these talents are being recognized and nurtured.” Another adds, “This is the sort of culture a business needs to have to succeed in the market today and attract the talent that it desperately needs to compete globally.” Further evidence of the quality of Global Relay’s culture is the fact that a large percentage of Global Relay new hires come from internal referrals.
2012 has been an exceptional year for Global Relay. Warren Roy, CEO and Founder of Global Relay was recently named British Columbia CEO of the Year by Business in Vancouver Magazine in the “Private Company Under $50 Million” category. A dramatic 440% 5-year growth rate also earned Global Relay the #197 spot on the Deloitte Fast 500 and #20 on the Deloitte Fast 50 — annual rankings of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America and Canada.
The complete list of Top 10 Employers and additional information regarding the awards programme can be found at the BC Business Magazine website.