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Home Hardware Named Best Hardware Store, Best Places to Work in Canada

ST. JACOBS, ON, Jan. 25, 2022 – It’s been a great start to 2022 for Home Hardware Stores Limited. Fresh off the heels of being name Canada’s Best Hardware Retailer by Leger today the Canadian company has been recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Home Hardware Named Top Hardware Retailer by Leger Survey

Home Hardware took first place for best in-store experience after Leger, the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics company, surveyed more than 13,000 shoppers across the province.

“Home Hardware is incredibly honoured to receive this designation for the third consecutive year. We know our talent and culture are a competitive advantage and we are proud to offer all of our Team Members a caring and connected workplace that fosters teamwork, respect and inclusion.”

Kevin Macnab, President and CEO, Home Hardware
Home Hardware Team Members and volunteers harvest fresh food for charities at the Home Hardware Community Garden in St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Home Hardware Named One of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes

In collaboration with Statista, Forbes selected Canada’s Best Employers for 2022 based on an independent survey of more than 10,000 Canadian employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their Canadian operations. Evaluations were based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

“Being recognized by Forbes speaks to Home Hardware’s culture and our commitment to providing a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and supported. From career advancement opportunities and wellness programs to new employee engagement and leadership programs, we strive to provide our Team Members with programs and policies that allow everyone to reach their full potential.”

Scott Bryant, Vice-President, Human Resources, Home Hardware

In partnership with the Retail Council of Canada, Leger’s WOW study evaluated the performance of 153 Ontario retailers in 20 different sectors. Each retailer was assessed by an average of 300 customers who had recently visited the retailer’s store. Those customers were surveyed on 20 key dimensions such as staff courtesy, competency and attentiveness; efficiency at checkout; importance given to customers; sense of belonging; product quality and variety; competitive price; store layout and ambiance; proximity and curb appeal.

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