Companies are assessed on the measures they take to help young workers advance faster in the company, the existence of co-op placements and internships for students, and the strength of mentorship and training programs.
Take a walk around our offices, and it will be hard to ignore the friendly interactions among our open doors, collaborative work areas, floating offices, and whiteboards aplenty on brightly-colored walls. You’ll find older and more established employees working with new grads and co-op students.
One of the programs contributing to Macadamian’s award-winning culture is CreativiDay. Macadamian employees can spend eight days a year on personal projects, such as writing for our blog or developing their own apps. Recent projects include the development of MacGym, an app that encourages Macadamian workers to participate in simple office exercise.
MacHack is another employee favorite. It’s an annual competition challenging employees to produce a quality app in 24 hours. Projects developed last year include Eco Bodhi, an app to track the effects of global warming around the world.
Macadamian is also a founding corporate supporter of TechU.me, part of the Ottawa High School Technology program to teach students about software design and development to inspire careers in science and technology.
The Top Employer for Young People Award is a part of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a project that identifies the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.
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