February 10, 2010 - Kitchener, ON, Canada – Unitron™, a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments, has been named one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for the second year in a row. The company was ranked 13th overall.
The competitive study by Queen's School of Business, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates is published annually in the Globe & Mail. Employee opinion is the predominant factor in determining an organization's overall score and deciding whether a company earns the status of being one of the best. Eighteen engagement drivers are analyzed along with an assessment of an organization’s practices and perspectives from the leadership team. This year, more than 250 companies across Canada participated in the study.
“Unitron has a unique culture that attracts and retains a remarkable caliber of employees – creative, innovative people who thrive on delivering the unexpected,” expressed Cameron Hay, Unitron’s CEO and President. “We are very proud of this award because it exemplifies our commitment to living our company’s values. Our employees believe in the value of our products that are making a positive difference in the lives of people with hearing loss. This shared sense of purpose and energy makes Unitron an extraordinary place to work.”
At Unitron’s Global and Canadian Headquarters, over 30% of the employees have been with the Company for over 10 years, and the Company draws talented individuals from as many as 17 different countries. A long-time employer in Waterloo Region, Unitron was established in 1964 in Kitchener. The Company is now one of the fastest growing hearing healthcare companies in the industry with 16 direct international subsidiaries. Unitron sells its products in over 60 countries and translates into 26 languages.
Unitron’s global reach and its many industry-first innovations have resulted in the Company successfully competing against larger international hearing instrument manufacturers. The Company prides itself on developing advanced purpose-driven technologies that deliver real- life benefits solving the everyday challenges of people with hearing loss. Unitron’s recent industry-firsts include:
- Fuse™, one of the world’s smallest hearing instrument, fully concealed in the ear yet loaded with technology
- SmartFocus™ technology, allowing wearers to adjust their hearing aids for improved clarity of speech or comfort in noise for challenging listening situations
More information on the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available at http://business.queensu.ca/qcbv/sme.