Waterstone Human Capital has provided some interesting findings from their extensive research with 340 senior Canadian executives representing Canada’s top 500 corporations which was used to determine Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
82% of those executives surveyed said culture has a strong or very strong impact on their organization’s performance, 81% said that their current leadership has led to the creation of their organization’s culture and 80% defined corporate culture as leadership’s behaviours. When surveyed on Skills versus Fit, 62% said that cultural fit is more important than necessary skills, in the hiring of new talent.
Extensive criteria was used in the final selection from the nominated organizations, including vision and leadership and corporate social responsibility. Included in the 10 winning organizations of this prestigous award were Boston Pizza, Four Seasons, Intuit Canada, McDonald’s, Purolator, RBC, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Horton’s, West Jet and Yellow Pages.