Toronto, Ontario- October 28, 2010: I Love Rewards, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, announces today its second place ranking on the 2011 Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada list. The 2011 lists of the Best Employers in Canada and the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada appear in the November 8 issue of Maclean’s magazine, available today.

“I Love Rewards is a great example of an organization that clearly understands how to engage the people it needs to succeed,” said Einar Westerlund, Director of Project Development. “Its high ranking on the 2011 list of the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is an extraordinary achievement.”

I Love Rewards engages its employees based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement. ™ The Eight Elements include leadership, communication, rewards & recognition, accountability & performance, corporate social responsibility, culture, vision & values and communication. I Love Rewards invests in its people through co-paid education as well as offers perks such as its internal rewards and recognition platform, paid smart phones, in-house Starbucks, free soft drinks, and the newest addition announced during the October company-wide retreat, free breakfast and snacks.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s best employers,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “Happiness at work is our primary concern and the foundation of our business strategy. As we double headcount in the coming year, our top priority will continue to be to recruit, retain and inspire great people.”

Becoming a Best Small and Medium Employer is a competitive process. Two hundred and fifty-one Canadian employers took part in the 2011 Best Employers studies. Organizations are selected as Best Employers based primarily on survey responses gauging their level of engagement. According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: they speak positively about the organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations’ leaders, managers, culture and values to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. The average engagement score for Best Employer organizations of all sizes was 80 per cent.

About I Love Rewards:

I Love Rewards is the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions. Top employers in North America choose I Love Rewards for its proven best practices in launching and sustaining successful web-based programs. Our focus is to recruit, retain and inspire employees and align them to company goals. We believe that engaged, motivated employees drive the results most important to business success. I Love Rewards’ investors include: JLA Ventures, GrandBanks Capital, Laurence Capital and Ontario Venture Capital Fund.

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