Geosoft Named One of the Best Workplaces in Canada

Toronto, Ontario -Geosoft, a leading provider of software and solutions for earth exploration, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Canada. 

The 2009 list was compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute and published in the Globe and Mail.

Since Geosoft's inception in 1986, the company has strived to make working at Geosoft a rewarding experience and a great place to work. Our team is considered by many to be the best in the industry. Geosoft’s living company culture and our focus on continual learning have been essential to our team development, and our ability to deliver value to our customers.

"Being recognized as one of the best places to work in Canada is a testament to the passion and dedication of our people," said Tim Dobush, CEO, Geosoft. "Together, we’re motivated to achieve results for our customers and growth for our company - fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. Geosoft’s strong foundation is largely based on our confidence that as individuals, colleagues and as a company, we are capable of doing great things for earth explorers and exploration."

Our people are valued for their contribution to the Geosoft community and the remarkable work they do every day. We support and reward them through share ownership, career development and global travel opportunities; and we recognize their achievements in delivering an exceptional customer experience.

This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 57-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year's list received over 230 nominations and approximately 30,000 employees (actual number is 29,812) participated in the 2009 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

For information on how to participate in next year's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at bestworkplaces@greatplacetowork.ca or visit www.greatplacetowork.ca.

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