VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Western Canada's largest independent PR agency, Talk Shop Media, has been named as one of "Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers" by the Globe and Mail in this year's Canada's Top 100 Employers ranking. A leader in public relations, influencer marketing, digital strategy and corporate events, Talk Shop has emerged as the only firm in Canada's PR landscape to make the list in 2016.

The annual ranking is organized by the editorial team at the Globe and Mail and recognizes small and medium enterprises across Canada that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking policies when it comes to human resources.

Talk Shop's recognition as a leader in the "Small & Medium Employer" category centers on the organization's dedication to building an inspiring workplace culture. This has been achieved through top-down dedication to recruiting and retaining talented individuals and providing them with exciting professional opportunities.

Over the years, Talk Shop has been able to maintain turnover well below the industry average by offering internal training initiatives, mentorship opportunities and tuition subsidies. Employees also benefit from a variety of lifestyle perks including seasonal four-day work weeks, flexible and remote work options, fitness classes, a dog friendly office and maternity/parental leave top-up.

Talk Shop employees echo similar experiences to the Canada's Top 100 Employers ranking, offering the following sentiments on their workplace experience:

Professional Room to Grow

"Moving to a new city is a challenge, but I'm continuously appreciative of the support I've gotten from the Talk Shop team during my transition," says Brittaney Anderson, Account Associate at Talk Shop Media. "Creativity is encouraged; passion is commonplace; and growth is a priority. We all bring something unique to the table, and this creates a truly inspiring work environment."

Flex Days

"Talk Shop is a company that truly cares about the wellbeing of its employees and goes the extra mile to foster work-life balance," adds Kellie Paxian, Account Manager at Talk Shop Media. "This is a team that works harder than anyone, but in return is met with perks and privileges like work from home days, four-day work weeks and company retreats."

Health and Wellness are a Non-Negotiable

"We are a health-conscious and active team at Talk Shop," shares Natalie Morin, Office Manager at Talk Shop Media. "Luckily we have access to some of the best health and wellness perks through extended medical benefits and numerous fitness and nutritional programs that are offered at work."

Epic Parties

"If there is one thing we know how to do at Talk Shop - it's throw a great party. We do it for our clients, but more importantly we do it to celebrate our own milestones and not lose sight of where we have come from and what is important," says Katie Stevens, Director of Client Services & Talent.

To learn more about careers and current positions available at Talk Shop visit the careers page.

About Talk Shop Media

Founded in 2011 by three of the most respected women in the business, Talk Shop is proud to be Western Canada's largest independently owned PR firm. Consistently ranked among the best for service and customer satisfaction, Talk Shop is the agency behind Sotheby's International Realty Canada, PlentyOfFish and Ford Canada. Dedicated to pushing beyond the traditional PR mindset, Talk Shop represent brands with the kind of creativity to grow them to the next level.

Contact Information:

Katie Stevens