Klick Named a Best Managed Company for 7th Consecutive Year

Company joins prestigious Platinum Club with unusual management practices, such as banning internal email & offering a concierge service for employees

TORONTO--()--In being welcomed to the Best Managed Companies Platinum Club, Klick today joined a select group of leading businesses, which have been recognized for their outstanding management practices for seven or more consecutive years.

"We’re extremely proud to be acknowledged for our data-driven, people-centric approach to business management,” said Klick CEO Leerom Segal. “We decided a long time ago to embrace a high-performance culture of experimentation and engagement, and it’s been paying off in dividends. We have 450 of the brightest minds in our industry and have been growing by 40% YoY. Joining the Best Managed Companies Platinum Club is icing on the cake and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

“I want to congratulate Klick on becoming a Platinum Club member. This designation exemplifies consistency, commitment and the ability to be flexible in a changing marketplace. These qualities are what makes Klick such a great business success story and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” said Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte.

“Companies that earn Platinum Club status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program are true leaders in the Canadian marketplace,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC. “They exemplify strong vision and leadership, a sustained commitment to growth and innovation, and ongoing dedication to their corporate values.”

Pointing to some examples of Klick’s unusual business practices, Segal said the company has an employee concierge service and it banned internal workflow email over a decade ago, replacing it with a custom-built ticketing system called Genome. Since then, Genome has evolved into an enterprise operating system that leverages big data and social technologies to customize the employee and recruiting experience, increase engagement, speed-up mastery of new skills, and maximize Klick teams’ success. It was recently recognized as one of the top 10 intranets in the world.

The Klick Concierge regularly orders work-late dinners and runs errands for ‘Klicksters’ to make their lives easier. The service also manages the company’s on-site health and wellness centre (offering free daily yoga and fitness classes) and convenient dry cleaning service, as well as handling customized tasks for employees, as required.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Klick

Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), Katalyst, and Sensei Labs.

Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. Klick kicked off 2015 by being recognized for having one of the top 10 intranets in the world. In 2014, Klick won over 125 awards for its client work, corporate management and culture, including being named one of country’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Top 10 Best Places to Work, Best Employers, Fastest Growing Technology Companies, and Best Managed Companies. Klick’s co-founders wrote New York Times Bestseller The Decoded Company (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), the first book about big data in the workplace. For more information on Klick companies, go to klick-inc.com.

Contacts

For media inquiries:
Klick
Sheryl Steinberg, 416-214-4977 ext. 2412
Director, Communications
pr@klick.com

Release Summary

Klick was named a Best Managed Company for 7th consecutive year, joining Platinum Club with unusual management practices, such as banning internal email & offering an employee concierge service.

Contacts

For media inquiries:
Klick
Sheryl Steinberg, 416-214-4977 ext. 2412
Director, Communications
pr@klick.com