Boston, MA and Toronto, ON, February 16, 2011: I Love Rewards, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, announces Stantec Consulting Ltd. is named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Financial Post’s Top 10 Best Companies to Work For, and Alberta’s Top 50 Employers.

“We’ve been using the rewards program with I Love Rewards for almost a year and see the positive role it plays in engaging our employees,” said Heather McLeod, Human Resources Coordinator, Stantec. “We are excited to be named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers and received our highest rating in employee engagement, which is supported by the Award of Excellence program that we partnered with I Love Rewards on.”

Stantec is a top employer with initiatives in sustainability, corporate culture, wellness, and social responsibility. They received their highest rating in employee engagement, partly attributed to their Award of Excellence program, powered by I Love Rewards. I Love Rewards designed a customized solution for Stantec to align employees with corporate objectives and motivate them to demonstrate excellence in all contributions to the organization. Managers and peers nominate employees based on specific performances or behaviors throughout the year and formal award presentations occur biannually.

“We’re happy to see that Award of Excellence plays a positive role in Stantec’s workplace and has helped establish them as a top employer,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “Being named to the Canada Top 100 Employer list is a great accomplishment and the exceptional rating Stantec received in employee engagement is testimony to the positive impact a performance-based program has on an organization’s workforce.”

Award of Excellence is designed to drive Stantec’s core values and desired behaviors by engaging employees through meaningful performance-based awards. Points are awarded in seven awards categories including “One Team” excellence, Design & Technical excellence, Marketing & Business Development excellence, Managerial excellence, Customer Service excellence, Asset Management excellence, and Health & Safety excellence. Employees can redeem points won in these categories for meaningful rewards including Apple electronics, Visa Reward Cards, and Expedia travel.

About I Love Rewards:
I Love Rewards is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation. I Love Rewards’ clients include 3M, Eli Lilly, Marriott, ConAgra Foods and Health Now. On the web at

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