The Ottawa Business Journal will celebrate some of the city’s best employers in its Feb. 29 print edition.
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The Employees Choice Awards are an annual co-presentation of OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
Local employee survey firm TalentMap invites companies to launch confidential employee engagement surveys to measure things such as their perception of their leadership, their job satisfaction and whether they feel there is room for personal and professional growth at work.
Once the surveys are completed, 10 recipients are selected.
There’s a good mix in this year’s list of winners, says OBJ print editor David Sali.
“They kind of run the gamut. There’s some tech companies, as you’d expect. There’s accounting, there’s consulting firms,” he says. “We’ve got a pretty good cross-section of companies. We feature each of them and find out what makes them great places to work.”
Recipients were also honoured at a reception earlier this week at the Marshes Golf Club.
The Feb. 29 issue also has regular feature Launch Pad, with an eye on the city’s startup community. The feature article is about a tech company with a twist, Mr. Sali says.
Miralaw is a law tech startup that has just launched a web app to guide users through the process of getting a divorce, and its CEO is projecting revenues of almost $2 million a year.
“That’s some big projections there for something that most people might not think about in terms of an area with need for an app,” Mr. Sali says.
OBJ will also follow up on Tweed Marijuana’s recent deal with hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, getting some opinions from local marketing experts.
And Bruce Firestone returns with a profile of an Egyptian immigrant who now owns a chain of physiotherapy clinics.
“We’ve got an eclectic mix of stories,” Mr. Sali says.
The next print edition of the Ottawa Business Journal will be in news boxes by Monday. The digital edition is now available on obj.ca.