Clio’s ongoing investment in creating a great work environment for employee development has helped accelerate business expansion and growth, a trend set to continue for 2019.
Vancouver, BC—Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, was recognized today as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers by Mediacorp for the third year in a row. The announcement came after Clio was also named one of BC’s Top Employers earlier this year.
“Being named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for the third year in a row means so much to Clio and the goals for our business,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder at Clio. “We’re in a high-growth stage as a company, and we have some lofty hiring goals for the coming year. To find the best talent in a competitive hiring market, we strive to create a world-class work environment—and this recognition is a welcome reflection of that.”
To be considered for the award, employers are compared to other organizations in their industry to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs in the areas of: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.
As Clio continues to expand its business, the company takes a “human and high performing” approach to building a team that is focused on achieving its targets while also ensuring a high degree of work-life balance. A key differentiator for Clio is its investment in the career growth of every employee. As Clio expands its business, the company continues to offer more opportunities to specialize and advance into the many key roles that emerge. To help foster both personal and professional development, Clio provides access to confidential in-house career coaching, opportunities to work under experienced tech-industry heavyweights, and the chance for employees to define their own path.
“The companies that make this list are fast-growing employers that need to innovate rapidly,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Some have doubled in size over the past year, but all of them are looking for new ways to attract the best and brightest employees so they can keep growing. Many compete in high technology fields, where the race to scale-up isn’t just a matter of ambition—it’s a matter of survival.”
Clio has seen rapid growth over the past year, opening up a new office in Calgary, moving to a larger space in Toronto, and expanding its headquarters to help make room for its 380 company-wide staff, with goals to reach 500 employees by the end of the year. Clio’s award-winning head office in Metro Vancouver offers 360-degree views of its surroundings, from city skylines to mountain views, ensuring all employees have beautiful sight lines and natural daylight. All offices feature open-concept layouts with ergonomic chairs, flexible workstations, and options for adjustable standing desks. There are also a number of huddle zones that encourage quick, flexible, and collaborative meetings and discussions.
Employees also benefit from several onsite health and fitness programs that include registered massage therapy, acupuncture, and classes for yoga, kickboxing, and barre fitness. Workspaces also feature relaxation areas, complete with a hammock and bean bags, and staff are welcome to participate in company-sponsored fitness events, games nights, and other social activities.
Last year, Clio celebrated its 10th anniversary as a company at ABA TECHSHOW, one of the industry’s largest legal technology events. The company also celebrated other esteemed recognitions that include being named to Deloitte’s list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and winning BC Tech Association’s Tech Culture of the Year award.
Now in its sixth year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada. Employers must have less than 500 employees worldwide, including employees at affiliated companies, and be a commercial, for-profit business.
Learn more about Clio’s culture and the current positions available at clio.com/careers.
Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. Learn more at clio.com.
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