50 of the best employers in Canada have been published in the Globe & Mail ReportonBusiness.com Magazine for the 10th year. Hewitt Associates, a global HR outsourcing and consulting firm designed and conducted the study, involving over 100,000 employees, 1200 leaders and 200 organizations. Strict guidelines are followed to produce results including a concept called employee engagement, researched and developed by Hewitt Associates, which measures three elements, say, stay and strive described as follows:
“Speak positively about the organization to co-workers, potential employees and customers. Have an intense desire to be a part of the organization. Exert exta effort and are dedicated to doing the very best job possible to contribute to the organization’s business success.”
Of the top 50 employers in Canada, three have been on the list for the past five years, one for the past seven years, Keg Restaurants Ltd. and one for the past nine years, Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada.
The following are the top five employers: EllisDon Corporation, London, ON; PCL Constructors Inc. Edmonton, AB; Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary, AB; Edward Jones, Mississauga, ON and CIMA+, Montreal, QC.
Sponsors of this study also include, Queen’s School of Business and study partners, Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations, Workopolis and LA PRESSE.