TORONTO, ON, November 29, 2012 – OPTIMUS | SBR, a Toronto-based management consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for 2013. The study was conducted by Aon Hewitt and the Queen’s University School of Business and the results appear in the November 29th edition of the Toronto Star.
The award is a major win for the firm as it confirms the direction and commitment made by the owners, Kevin Gauci, John Whincup, and Joe Oppedisano, following the merger of SBR Global, OPTIMUS Consulting Group and Kemerer Group Inc. in November 2010. The three owners recognized that putting a focus on people and promoting a positive and engaging working environment needed to be their top priority if the newly merged organization was to be a success.
“There were three key areas that we identified as crucial for setting the company on a path to success. We knew that we wanted to implement a results-driven culture of accountability and transparency, focus on employee engagement and fundamentally change how we work. We know that high levels of engagement mean higher levels of performance, and this award validates our approach and sets the stage for continued success,” shares Mr. Gauci, the firm’s Managing Director.
OPTIMUS | SBR approached the topic of engagement through several different avenues. They began by implementing the Accountability Framework® System, their trademarked management framework that they recommend and use with their own clients, as well as building a brand new award-winning office. OPTIMUS | SBR also introduced various cultural initiatives such as a company picnic, a “don’t eat at your desk” rule to encourage social interaction and a comprehensive new employee training program.
Mr. Gauci also added that he is confident that this latest recognition will strengthen the engagement levels of the current team and will help in attracting top talent as the group grows.
Being recognized as a Best Employer in the GTA is a significant success for the organization after only 2 years in existence and confirms that OPTIMUS | SBR is committed to building an environment where people are keen to produce outstanding results.
About OPTIMUS | SBR
Based in Toronto, OPTIMUS | SBR is a management consulting firm that provides strategy and leadership development, process and implementation planning, and project management support to leading firms across North America. Since 1979, our consultants have provided professional advisory services custom tailored to fit the needs of each firm and each individual client. Following the merger of the former OPTIMUS Consulting Group, SBR Global, and Kemerer Group in November 2010 and the acquisition of RWS Advisory in October 2012, it now benefits from bigger talent, more experience, and deeper knowledge to provide clients with practical and effective solutions.