Company Information

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Begin with the company's 10K or annual report - usually found on their web site or by doing a google search of company name and 10K or annual report.   Read the Management Discussion and Analysis - (MD&A) section of the Annual Report or 10k.   Read the letter to the shareholders from the CEO in the company's annual report. 

Company Reports, Information and Financials

SWOT Analysis

  • Passport Select Companies from the top tab and key in your company name.  Select relevant segment and open the profile.  Look in the table of contents for a SWOT analysis
  • Business Source Complete Search for your company and limit to SWOT from filters listed below the search box.

No SWOT for your company - try a competitor.  External factors will affect all companies in an industry.


Tips for finding a company's HR policies:

Most companies don't publicly list their internal policies. However, you may be able to find small pieces of information* searching through several sources:

  • Search Google for company name and "human resource policies" or "hr policies" and filetype:pdf or filetype:doc ; this will locate if any documents have been posted on a website etc.
  • Finding company job postings. See company's website, major job boards like etc., as well as do a Google search for company name and "job posting"
  • Use Data USA to find data and salary information on major industries (scroll down to industries)
  • If it's a Canadian company, see SEDAR. Search your company name and then locate their 'annual information form'. This often contains small pieces of HR-related information.
  • Search news and magazine articles in Business Source Complete and Canadian Business & Current Affairs.

*list compiled at McGill University Library.



Content last updated: January 11, 2020