November 26, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Amid turbulent economic times, Nurse Next Door, Canada’s fastest growing home care franchise system, is proud to announce that it has been ranked as the top employer in British Columbia by BCBusiness Magazine.
“This is a distinction we are extremely proud of,” said Nurse Next Door co-founder, John DeHart. “It has been a challenging year for employers across the province including ourselves. Like others, we have had to scale back on some of our perks so for us to claim the number one spot this year is especially meaningful. It really shows even in these extraordinary times you can employ innovative strategies and still be a great place to work.”
With one of its four core values defined as ‘Admire People,’ Nurse Next Door has always put an emphasis on being an employer of choice. A great company culture, open book financials, employee stock options, flexible schedules, and most recently, a Dreams Program focused on helping employees live their personal dreams, have all contributed to the company’s success.
“We’re not afraid to admit that we did not pay bonuses this year. We even scaled back our 5-week vacation perk,” added fellow co-founder Ken Sim. “We had to really focus our efforts in the face of tough economic times but we still were named the best place to work in the province because we did not compromise on our core values.”
Nurse Next Door has spent the last year continuing to rapidly expand across the country. Now with 32 franchise locations across Canada, Nurse Next Door is the fastest growing home care franchise system in the country and is currently looking at expanding into the United States.
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services is Canada’s fastest growing in-home senior care franchise system and is dedicated to delivering responsive, caring, and high quality home healthcare services. With 32 locations across Canada, Nurse Next Door is quickly becoming an industry leader.