Recruiting and talent management firm Waterstone Human Capital recognized Architectural Glass of North America (AGNORA) as one of Canada’s “10 Most Admired Cultures.”

The national program, now in its 12th year, scores companies based on: vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention; rewards and recognition; organizational performance; and corporate social responsibility.

AGNORA employee operating its tempering furnace

“We are honored to receive this recognition and to be among such a fantastic group of companies.” says Richard Wilson, president and founder of AGNORA. “We treat all of our partners and team members as we treat our customers, with the goal of exceeding their expectations in every interaction. If our employees are happy at their jobs, they will be more motivated and passionate about their work and they will be happier and more harmonious in their personal lives.”

Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Summit and Gala, taking place March 2, 2017, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

“In our work at Waterstone, we partner with entrepreneurial-minded leaders of high-growth organizations to help them recruit for fit and provide counsel on human capital issues to drive performance,” says Marty Parker, president and CEO of Waterstone and chair of its 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. “What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2016 winners is their shared belief that culture is their competitive advantage – they know that building and sustaining a great culture is a significant asset that drives performance. The 2016 winning organizations have shown diverse strategies in achieving inspirational cultures that have measurable results.”

This is AGNORA fourth award of 2016. Previous awards include: Canada’s Top 100 Small and Medium Employers; EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist; and the winner of the 2016 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Private Business Growth Award.