Binary Stream celebrates team well-being with Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers Award

Published on: April 5, 2022

Binary Stream Software Inc is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2022. Organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 employers, this competition highlights the best workplaces with the most forward-thinking human resources policies across the country.

In a recent press release, the awarding body stated that one of the most notable things about this year’s winners is the level of agility shown during the current labour shortages. Binary Stream is proud to be part of a cohort of winners praised for their ability to pivot and demonstrate agility when it comes to ensuring team well-being.

“Small and medium employers have the advantage of adaptability,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at Mediacorp. “They are independent and have always served as a ‘laboratory’ for the kinds of best practices we eventually see at larger employers. As new ways of working emerge, such as the growing interest in hybrid work arrangements, smaller employers have the flexibility to experiment and come up with solutions that work for everyone.”

This recognition is a testament to consistent efforts to improve the team’s experience and create a culture that upholds the values of growth, innovation, and team. Commenting on the achievement, Lak Chahal, CEO of Binary Stream, was quick to credit the collective effort that led to this success.

“Awards like this recognize the heart in everything we do here at Binary Stream. There’s not one incredible person helping us get there, but many. We are proud of how far we have come and will continue growing our team with our values as a constant guidepost.”

A range of different criteria contribute to selection, and some elements that made Binary Stream stand out from the crowd were:

  • Continuing work-from-home arrangements
  • Ensuring team members working from home could easily borrow office equipment as required
  • Surveying team to help plan and guide return to onsite work
  • Hosting virtual yoga and meditation classes
  • Facilitating weekly socials to help keep the team connected even when working from home
  • Helping team members plan with retirement planning assistance services
  • Matching RSP contributions to help with long-term personal savings goals


About Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers 

Now in its 9th year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors utilize the Statistics Canada definition that an SME is limited to private sector commercial organizations with under 500 employees.

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