Micralyne One of Alberta’s Top 50 Employers Four Times Running

February 03, 2010

Edmonton, AB, February 3, 2010 – For the fourth year in a row Micralyne Inc., a world-leading independent MEMS technology company, has been named one of “Alberta’s Top 50 Employers” by Mediacorp Canada.
The Edmonton-based developer and manufacturer of miniscule Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) was recognized for its warm, friendly working environment and numerous employee perks, such as:

  • RSP contribution matching
  • Extensive training, including professional certifications
  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Flexible hours
  • Participation in Edmonton’s Corporate Challenge
  • Frequent contests and prize giveaways

One of the most interesting things about Micralyne is the way the company combines health and wellness with fun to help employees find balance. Each winter, employees build an outdoor hockey rink. In summer, a large field in the back is used to play soccer. Many employees bike to work and shower and lockup facilities are available.

“I am particularly proud that through the past year we have seen very few people voluntarily leave Micralyne, and I’m constantly hearing people chat about how they can help the company succeed,” said Scott Rice, Micralyne’s human resources manager.

“I think the award should really be for Alberta’s Top Employees,” said Derek Hudson, CEO. “Our people make Micralyne a great place to work. In a challenging economic time our staff members have shown an incredible level of creativity, commitment, and professionalism. We try, but I don’t think we can ever do enough to recognize all the amazing contributions they make.”

Combining work and play is just one way Micralyne supports employees. The company has a number of plans designed to foster employee development, including:

  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid training, from one-day courses to comprehensive certificate programs
  • An open-door policy giving all employees access to management and executive team members
  • A multicultural, inclusive team environment
  • An idea-sharing forum that empowers employees to improve the way Micralyne works

To learn more about career opportunities at Micralyne and about its innovative MEMS technology, please visit www.micralyne.com/about/careers.html.

About Micralyne
Micralyne is one of the world’s largest independent developers and manufacturers of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and microfluidic products. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne services a diverse customer base including high-tech Fortune 500 companies and innovative start-ups. With a history dating back to 1982, Micralyne develops and manufactures some of the world’s smallest structures for leading high-tech corporations looking for life-changing technology that is smaller, faster, and more efficient.

About Alberta’s Top Employers
Part of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” annual competition, 40 companies were chosen to represent the top employers in each province. Selected from thousands of companies and organizations from across Canada, applicants are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight competitive criteria: (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. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. To learn more about this competition please visit www.canadastop100.com.

Micralyne, Inc.
1911 – 94 Street Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
Fax: 780-431-4422
Web: www.micralyne.com
Media Contact: Scott Rice, Human Resources Manager, scott@micralyne.com,  780-431-4441