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Igloo Software’s People and Culture Team Honored by Canadian HR Awards 2022

Selected as the HR Team of the Year, Fewer Than 500 Employees, the awards program recognizes those leading the human resource profession

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON — September 20, 2022 — Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workspace solutions, is proud to announce that their People and Culture team (P&C) has been recognized by the Canadian HR Awards as the HR Team of the Year, Fewer Than 500 Employees. For the past nine years, the annual Canadian HR Awards has distinguished itself as the leading independent awards program for the HR profession. The awards program highlights the country’s most forward-thinking HR professionals and is presented by HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter.

Igloo’s P&C team is driven by the mission to support their “People First” corporate objective. People are the core of Igloo’s business, and the P&C team establishes and implements programs that support this pillar.

“Through our ‘People First’ objective, Igloo’s Software’s People & Culture team partners with and supports all areas of the business to make significant contributions to our employees and leadership teams. Thank you to the Canadian HR Awards for recognizing Igloo’s HR team for our hard work and ongoing investment in our team members,” shared Kristen Ruttgaizer, chief people officer, Igloo Software. “By proving that we are committed to our people, we have created a collaborative and transparent work environment where employees can thrive in their personal and professional life. We’re proud of this accolade and our commitment to being a destination employer.”

With focus areas that guide the P&C team’s workplace objectives at all levels, communication delivers consistent, focused and purposeful internal initiatives that create a transparent work environment. They support equitable hiring and sponsorship programs that target women and diverse team members as well as total rewards that enable them to build and maintain competitive packages beyond compensation and wellness benefits. The P&C team has a goal to increase cross-departmental communication through its digital workplace and to upskill employee development and coach leaders through external partners. Ongoing feedback is shared by employees through engagement surveys, stay interviews, new hire interviews, and an employee engagement committee. The P&C team also makes it a priority to celebrate and recognize employees at all levels to create a positive and fun work environment.

“The HR function is more than delivering financial wellness and health benefits; it’s about guiding employees to improve their interpersonal and professional relationships. Igloo’s People & Culture team serves as mentors to our employees. They inspire them to coach their teammates, encourage them to upskill within their job role, and most importantly, work collaboratively towards the greater success of our organization,” said Mike Gaburo, CEO, Igloo Software. “We all have a hand in Igloo’s success, and I am thankful for a P&C team that inspires Iglooites to be successful individually and collectively. I am honored to have the Canadian HR Awards recognize their ongoing commitment to our People First strategy.”

The Canadian HR Awards showcases the nation’s most outstanding HR teams, leaders and employers for their achievements, leadership and innovation for their achievements, best practices and leadership in the HR profession over the past 12 months. To learn more or to see all the winners, please click here.

About Igloo Software 

Igloo is a pioneer of the digital workplace technology that has become the foundation of successful companies in every industry by uniting workforces through improved communication, collaboration, and culture. By continuously evolving according to emerging trends in the world of work, Igloo’s cloud-based platform leads the way as a digital office space your employees can rely on to enhance their productivity and improve their connection to your company, whether they’re working from offices, frontlines, mobile devices, or homes. The depth of the Igloo platform and the expertise of Igloo’s customer-focused teams shape your central destination that integrates with all your favorite tools to enable a happier, more engaged workforce. For more information, please visit Follow Igloo Software on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

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