TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Klick Inc. was today named a 2017 Best Managed Company for excellence in business performance for the ninth consecutive year. The company was also included in the prestigious Best Managed Companies’ Platinum Club for its longstanding exceptional management practices for the third year in a row.
“Best Managed companies deserve recognition for their entrepreneurial approach to excelling in an uncertain economic climate. They truly bring out the best in Canadian business leadership,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “What’s more, Best Managed Platinum winners have exceptional insights and knowledge into business management practices. They are an inspiration and really take their game to a new level.”
Klick CEO Leerom Segal said, "As we approach our 20th anniversary, we strive to ensure our best keeps getting better and we’re proud of our legacy as a Best Managed Company. Our business has significantly grown and evolved over the years, but our commitment to put our people first, prioritize outcomes over optics, and inoculate ourselves against the status quo has not wavered.”
As part of its mandate to foster leadership and development, Klick invested in a number of initiatives over the last year:
- The Klick Academy eLearning program was expanded to provide more customized coaching and training.
- Klick hosted a Choose Your Own Adventure Managers’ offsite and Radical Listening workshops with Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk of the creative leadership consultancy Swim Program. It also held its Conscious Leadership Summit to inspire Klicksters to lead with intention and purpose to open up more possibilities for greater engagement and innovation.
- Philanthropic Leadership Pipeline trips to Ecuador and Tanzania were organized, resulting in 26 Klicksters helping build schools with WE Charity. The first 2017 Leadership Pipeline trip is leaving for Kenya later this month.
The company is also gearing up for a 24-hour internal hackathon. Klickster intrapreneurs, designers, coders, inventors, creative team members, and project managers are forming teams to develop innovative hacks to make working at the culture-obsessed company even better.
Demonstrating its commitment to people-centric, data-driven practices, Klick recently added a celebratory dashboard to its Genome enterprise operating system to recognize and pay tribute to Klicksters who contribute the most eLearning content, social feed comments and likes, peer recognition (Kudos), and other culture and engagement activities on the award-winning OS.
Earlier this week, Klick was named a Best Workplace for Women for the second consecutive year and announced it was turning International Women’s Day into a month-long celebration of diversity and inclusion. Last spring, Klick spearheaded the #ASeatForAll virtual sit-in to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ workplace inclusion programs. Klick conducts regular pay fairness reviews, offers maternity leave top-ups, flexible childcare options, complimentary on-site fitness and wellness programs, and access to work/life balance counseling services among its standard benefits.
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 $15 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) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their 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 retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About Klick Inc.
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, Katalyst Advantage, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), and Sensei Labs.
Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Atlanta, Connecticut, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto. With its deep technology roots and people-centric culture, Klick has been consistently recognized as a leading Great Place to Work, Best Workplace for Women, Best Employer, Fastest Growing Technology Company, and Best Managed Company. In 2016, Klick Health was named Large Agency of the Year by MM&M magazine. Klick’s co-founders wrote the New York Times Bestseller The Decoded Company (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), the award-winning book on how to use data to empower and engage employees. For more information on joining Klick, go to http://careers.klick.com.