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Ceridian wins awards for innovative products, service, and culture

Ceridian is proud to have earned a variety of distinguished awards for technology innovation and organizational excellence. As a global human capital management software company serving more than 50 countries, we understand how important it is to strive for success. These awards recognize our ongoing commitment to excellence in human capital management.

Ceridian is Honoured with Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards

The Employees' Choice Awards program, determined entirely by employee feedback shared anonymously on Glassdoor, recognizes employers who invest in employee satisfaction, career opportunities, work-life balance, compensation and benefits, culture and values and have strong leadership. This year, Ceridian ranked in the Top 10 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work Canada list and in the Top 100 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work U.S. Large list. Glassdoor also named Ceridian as one of the 15 companies that earned top "Recommend to a Friend" scores.

Ceridian CEO David Ossip named one of Canada's Most Admired CEOs

Ceridian CEO David Ossip, is named one of Canada's Most Admired CEOs by Waterstone Human Capital, in the category of transformational leadership. Canada's Most Admired™ CEO recognizes the country's most esteemed Chief Executive Officers that have fostered corporate cultures that drive best-in class performance.

Ceridian Employees Declare Their Human Capital Management Technology Company a Great Place to Work in 2017

The Great Place to Work®-Certified™ credential is based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys, and information on what makes Ceridian culture desirable such as: an emphasis on corporate giving and volunteering, rewards and wellness, career and leadership development, and fun at work. Ceridian is also certified as a Great Place to Work in the US.

Dayforce HCM is Awarded a Gold Medal by Info-Tech Research Group

Ceridian’s flagship platform Dayforce HCM received a gold medal from Software Reviews, a division of world-class research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group Inc. The accolade marks Ceridian’s status as the leading vendor in Software Reviews’ inaugural Data Quadrant Award in Human Capital Management. Based on review scores from customers, and among seven vendors considered for the Awards, Ceridian placed first in: Likeliness to Recommend; Usability and Intuitiveness; Breadth of Features and Product Feature Satisfaction.

Dayforce Onboarding Wins Gold At The Stevie Awards

Ceridian is honoured with a Gold Stevie Award for Dayforce Onboarding at the second annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers. Ceridian also won Stevie awards for Achievement in Employee Engagement, as well as Human Resources Team of the Year. Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer at Ceridian, was honoured with a Stevie award for CHRO of the year. The year prior, Ceridian was honoured with three Stevie Awards, including: Employer of the Year, Achievement in Employee Engagement and People-Focused CEO of the year. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world's best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

Ceridian Wins Multiple American Business Awards For Product Innovation and Leadership

Out of more than 3,600 nominations, Dayforce Onboarding is honoured with an American Business Award for Best New Product or Service of the Year. Ceridian also won three other ABA awards in multiple categories, including Gold for Marketing Executive of the Year for Chief Marketing Officer Kristina Cleary as well as wins for Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer at Ceridian, in the Human Resources Executive of the Year category, and Ceridian's People Team in the Human Resources Department of the Year category. This is the second year in a row that Ceridian has been recognized with ABA awards. In 2016, Ceridian was honoured in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category and its Dayforce TeamRelate platform received Gold in the Best New Product or Service of the Year category for Collaboration/Social Networking Solutions. These awards reinforce Ceridian's status as a technology innovator and a market leading cloud company, known for delivering human capital management technology solutions. The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program, recognizing outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

Dayforce Onboarding Wins A Gold Optimas Award

Ceridian is honoured with a Gold Optimas award for Dayforce Onboarding in the category of Innovation, for leveraging its robust training and onboarding program as a recruiting tool. The Optimas awards – given out by Workforce Magazine – recognize creative human resource initiatives that solve problems, create progress, provide direction and achieve tangible business benefits for organizations.

Ceridian Wins Several Best in Biz Awards for Leadership

Ceridian received three recognitions from Best in Biz Awards. Kristina Cleary, Chief Marketing Officer, won Gold for Marketing Executive of the Year. Lisa Sterling, Chief People and Culture Officer, received an award for HR Executive of the Year, and Ceridian's People Team received an award for HR Department of the Year. The awards, honor organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence across all aspects of business, are judged by an independent panel of industry analysts and prominent members of the press, including the Associated Press, Forbes and Wired.

Ceridian Wins Three Golden Bridge Awards For Product Innovation & Leadership

Ceridian's Dayforce Onboarding was honoured with a Gold Golden Bridge award for Best New Product in the category of cloud computing. The Golden Bridge awards also honoured Lisa Sterling, CPO, with a Human Resources Executive of the Year award and Kristina Cleary, CMO, with a Marketing Executive of the Year award. This is the fourth year that Ceridian has been recognized with Golden Bridge awards. In the past, Ceridian won for Dayforce Performance Management with TeamRelate, and prior to that won for Dayforce ConnectedPay, Dayforce Touch and achieved a Gold place finish for Dayforce HCM. Golden Bridge awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry.

Ceridian Wins a 2017 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award for Dayforce Onboarding

Ceridian's Dayforce Onboarding was honoured with a Gold Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology award in the category of Talent Acquisition: Best Advance in Onboarding Technology. Entries to this awards program are evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: design of the solution; solution functionality; usability; innovation and overall measurable benefit to the organization. Ceridian was also honoured with a Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence award for Best Advance in Corporate Culture Transformation.

Ceridian is Named to the #HRWins “Top HR Companies to Watch” List

For this list, select vendors were evaluated on their solution’s ability to deliver a better experience to employees and users at all phases of the employee lifecycle. Based on research with thousands of employers and hundreds of technology briefings spanning more than a year, twenty-two organizations were selected to receive the distinction of “HR Companies to Watch” in 2017. Ceridian received this honour back in 2014 and 2012 with its Dayforce Human Capital Management solution.

Power Construction Wins a 2017 Digital Leadership Award from Ventana Research in the Category of Human Capital Management

The Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize organizations who utilize technology to advance their business and IT. Power Construction was chosen for their HCM leadership and for how they used Ceridian's flagship Dayforce HCM solution to streamline their HR processes and empower their employees with mobile access to their personal and pay information.

Ceridian is Recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures recognizes best-in-class organizations for their empowering cultures. The program looks at a wide range of factors including the vision, leadership, cultural alignment, social responsibility and performance. This is the third time that Ceridian has won this honour.

Ceridian is Honoured with an Order of Excellence Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness from Excellence Canada

Ceridian is one of the first companies in Canada to be recognized with this honour under the new Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Standard. The Order of Excellence Award is the highest level of recognition presented by Excellence Canada. The Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors from across Canada.

Ceridian CEO David Ossip Among Highest Rated on Glassdoor

Ceridian CEO, David Ossip is awarded Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2016. This is the second consecutive year that David Ossip has received this honour. Glassdoor released its annual report recognizing top leaders in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. CEO approval ratings are based on anonymous and voluntary reviews, gathered through Glassdoor's online company review survey, which seeks to gain current and former employee sentiment about job and company satisfaction, the work environment and the culture. The CEOs on this list have earned the approval and respect of their employees, evidenced by the feedback shared on Glassdoor.

Ceridian Wins a 2016 TekTonic Award from HRO Today Magazine in the Category of Performance Management for Dayforce TeamRelate

The prestigious accolade is Ceridian’s fifth TekTonic award following wins in the Payroll category in 2015 and 2013, and in the Workforce Management and Overall HR categories in 2012. This latest TekTonic award recognizes that HR can deliver strategic value to the entire organization for immediate impact by promoting communication, engagement and trust, and reinforces the company’s commitment to progressive, value driven Human Capital Management technology and overall HCM excellence.

Ceridian Wins a Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award in the Collaboration Software Category for Dayforce TeamRelate

The Technology Innovation Awards recognize advancements in technology for innovation, driving change and the enhancement of productivity. Ceridian won this award in 2012, in the category of Human Capital Management, for Dayforce HCM.

Lainie Cooney and DPI Specialty Foods Inc. Win a 2016 Business Technology Leadership Award from Ventana Research in the Category of Collaboration Using Dayforce TeamRelate

The Ventana Research Leadership Awards identify business and IT leaders who are using technologies and applying best practices to create the best possible outcomes in productivity, performance and support of an organization's goals and objectives.

Ceridian Wins Three IT World Awards from Network Products Guide for Dayforce TeamRelate

Dayforce TeamRelate is recognized with awards across multiple categories including mobile application, cloud solution, and networking/collaboration. The awards reinforce Ceridian's status as a market leading cloud company and validate the organization's differentiated approach to combining personalized coaching, communication suggestions, and daily check-ins with the everywhere access of mobile technology. Integrating this functionality within the robust human capital management feature set of Dayforce HCM means insights on communication style for continuous performance development can occur seamlessly with other workforce management processes.

Ceridian also won an IT World Award in 2015 in the category of Cloud Computing/SaaS for Dayforce ConnectedPay.

Ceridian is Honoured with a Spot Among Canada's Top 100 Employers for the Fifteenth Consecutive Year

The Canada Top 100 Employer annual list recognizes organizations using thoughtful innovation to drive business forward and lead the industry in offering exceptional workplaces for employees. This year, Ceridian is honoured for its employee recognition program, corporate social responsibility and employee benefits offerings.

Ceridian is Ranked one of Manitoba's Top Employers for the Eleventh Successive Year

Cathy Pryor, Senior Vice President of Store Operations at Hibbett Sports Wins a Retail Innovator Award from Retail TouchPoints for Automating Labour Budgeting and Scheduling with Dayforce HCM:

With labour budgeting and scheduling in one application – Dayforce HCM - adjustments to Hibbett Sport’s labour plan are instantly available to scheduling managers and costly manual processes are eliminated. The Retail Innovator Award honours executives in the retail industry focused on driving change through innovation.

Crate and Barrel won this award in 2014. Labour efficiency and sales conversion improvements are the most significant gains for Crate and Barrel as a result from using Dayforce HCM. Also having an HCM system of record that automatically accounts for a myriad of labour laws has helped the company better relate to associates.

Ceridian is Recognized as a Top Employer by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce in the 2014-15 Employee's Choice Awards

Based entirely on the merits of employee surveys and qualitative feedback, the Employees' Choice Awards provide a barometer of overall employee satisfaction and engagement.

PSK Supermarkets is a Recipient of a Technology ROI Award from Nucleus Research for its Implementation of Dayforce Human Capital Management

This award recognize the top 10 technology deployments each year based on their bottom-line financial return on investment (ROI). The Technology ROI awards demonstrate strong best practices for optimizing business results while maximizing value. For PSK Supermarkets this meant automating many manual processes involved with timekeeping, scheduling, labour costs optimization and payroll reporting. The implementation of Dayforce HCM resulted in a 1688% ROI and full project payback within 1.2 months as determined by Nucleus Research.

Ceridian is Named one of The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America

This designation honours top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. The panel of judges evaluates applicants on how they measure up to other organizations based on Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™, which are: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Ceridian is Named a Leader in Workforce Management by Nucleus Research in 2016

The report has Ceridian’s Dayforce HCM cloud application leading all other offerings as the most usable with the best functionality as compared to other WFM solutions. These findings confirm Ceridian as a leading cloud company and prove the success of its product innovation.

Ceridian is Named a Leader in Human Capital Management by Nucleus Research in 2015

The Technology Value Matrix 2015 for HCM evaluates how leaders such as Ceridian are making strides to improve their solution’s functionality and usability: fortifying mobile platforms, streamlining user interfaces, adding modules related to talent management or at the edge of the employee lifecycle and tailoring their products to serve new niches. Dayforce HCM is the definitive leader in usability amongst the competition and its ability to provide deep functionality related to compliance with ACA is noted. This is the fifth consecutive time that Ceridian has been awarded this ranking.

Guitar Center Wins a 2014 Technology Return On Investment Award from Nucleus Research

Guitar Center’s implementation of Dayforce Workforce Management made a multi-million dollar annual impact on productivity. The Technology ROI awards highlight organizations that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent. Through the use of Dayforce WFM, Guitar Center achieved: 1035% ROI; a payback period of 1.2 months and an average annual benefit of $7,851,528.

Gartner Positions Ceridian as a Leader in Payroll Business Process Outsourcing Services in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report offers in-depth analysis of the capabilities of companies in the payroll BPO services market. The report evaluates companies on their strategic vision to grow their payroll services business and their ability to execute on this strategy and deliver superior payroll services to clients. Companies in the "Leader" quadrant have superior market understanding, continuous technological innovation, payroll administration research, and strong financial viability.

Ceridian is Named a “Hot” Workforce Management Vendor by Ventana Research in 2014

The 2014 Value Index for Workforce Management evaluates WFM products on usability, manageability, reliability, capability and adaptability while quantifying customer assurance issues, total cost of ownership and return on investment. The Value Index reinforces the fact that Dayforce HCM is a complete workforce management system for today’s enterprise regardless of complexity.

Leslie Daley and The Rush Fitness Complex Win a Ventana Research Technology Leadership Award in 2014 in the Category of Business Innovation Human Capital Management

The Technology Leadership Awards, presented annually, identify business and IT leaders who are using technologies and applying best practices to provide the top outcomes in productivity, performance and support of an organization's goals.

Guitar Center Wins a Ventana Research Overall Business Leadership Award in 2013 for Using Dayforce HCM

The award recognizes organizations and supporting technology vendors that have achieved superior results through leveraging people, processes, information and technology.

Ceridian is a Recipient of the 2014 #hrwins "HR Companies To Watch" Award

For this award, select vendors were evaluated on their solution's innovation, the value their technology delivers to the Human Resources profession, and the overall viability of their products. More than 150 vendors were evaluated and 15 were selected to receive the distinction of "HR Companies to Watch." This is the second year in a row Ceridian has received this honour with its Dayforce Human Capital Management solution.

Talbots Receives a Store Operations Superstar Award from Retail TouchPoints in the Category of Workforce Management

This annual award recognizes organizations that have implemented innovative, successful store operation strategies that tackle intense challenges in a highly competitive omni-channel environment. Dayforce Workforce Management helps Talbots improve accuracy and deployment of people and skills, which not only improves bottom-line costs, but also helps ensure that Talbots provides service level commitments and quality that customers come to expect.

Aéropostate won this same award from Retail TouchPoints in the category of Workforce Management, for Dayforce Mobile Workforce Management in 2012.

Aéropostale Receives a Customer Engagement Award from Retail TouchPoints in the Category of Mobile

The brand’s customer centric approach includes implementing Dayforce Workforce Management (mobile) to optimize and engage its millennial workforce. Overall, Aero’s technological investments streamline its image as a fun, teenage brand and gives customers and employee/brand ambassadors, a consistent experience across all platforms.

Guitar Center won this same award in the category of Cross-Channel Experience in 2013. Guitar Center's customer-centric approach includes implementation of Dayforce Workforce Management.

The Customer Engagement Awards recognize retailers who are using creativity and innovation to deliver on the promise of customer-centricity.

Ceridian Wins a Business Contribution Award from L'Association du Marketing Relationnel (AMR)

This prize, which was presented at the reception Gala Flèche d'or 2014 underlines Ceridian's contribution to the advancement of HCM technology and its commitment to client service. The company and its solutions were evaluated on their ability to increase employee engagement, reduce costs and exceed growth and effectiveness objectives. The Flèche d'or competition was created more than 20 years ago to recognize the quality of relationship marketing strategies and the closely measured results of Quebec campaigns.

Dayforce Human Capital Management Payroll and Benefits is Named a Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive® Magazine

The annual award recognizes the very best in HR and training products and services that clearly offer value to the HR community while demonstrating innovation.

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Recognized Ceridian HCM, Inc. as one of the Global Outsourcing 100

The Global Outsourcing 100 recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers based on applications judged by an independent panel of judges.


Guitar Center Wins a SuperNova Award from Constellation Research in the Category of Future of Work

The SuperNova Awards recognize business leaders who carry out the implementation and adoption of disruptive technologies within their organizations in pursuit of corporate innovation and efficiency. Guitar Center wins this award for incorporating Dayforce Workforce Management into their business strategy and day-to-day operations.

Ceridian's other and past honours include:

  • Web Marketing Association's 2014 WebAward: Outstanding Web Site - Professional Services Category
  • Web Marketing Association's 2014 WebAward: Standard of Excellence – B2B Category
  • Markham Board of Trade's 2013 Business Excellence Award for High Quality and Service
  • Excellence Canada: 2013 Excellence Canada's Progressive Excellence Program ® PEP, Platinum Level for Outstanding Achievement in Organizational Excellence, Innovation and Wellness
  • Web Marketing Association's 2012 MobileWebAward for Best Computer: Software Mobile Application, for Powerpay Mobile
  • Web Marketing Association's 2012 and 2010 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development - Professional Services Standard of Excellence
  • Web Marketing Association's 2012 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development - B2B Standard of Excellence
  • Brandon Hall Excellence Awards 2012 for Dayforce Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Best Employers in the GTA Award 2012 as published by The Toronto Star with input from AON Hewitt
  • Golden Bridge Award 2012 for Dayforce Human Capital Management
  • 50 Best Employers in Canada 2010 per AON Hewitt
  • Excellence Canada (formerly NQI) Progressive Excellence Program Level 3 & Silver Award of Excellence 2011
  • Great Place To Work Institute: Best Workplaces in Canada 2009
  • Your Workforce Magazine Top Ten Places Where Employees Thrive 2009
  • The Beacon Group Human Capital Leaders 2009
  • Benefits Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Awards 2009
  • HRMAM Excellence in Leadership Award (2007 & 2006)
  • Nymity's 2006 Top Privacy Policy in Canada Award in the business services outsourcing category