EllisDon, Cisco Canada and Westjet among top employers for GTA

Average employee engagement 77 per cent among winners
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/24/2011

The 70 organizations identified as 2012's Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) vary widely in terms of industry and workforce size. But average employee engagement is 77 per cent, according to Aon Hewitt, the global human resources consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation.

"The real litmus test of whether or not an organization is a Best Employer lies with the employees themselves," said Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt's study leader. "This study goes beyond satisfaction (how much I like things here) and commitment (how much I want to be here) to measure engagement (how much I want to and actually contribute to improving our business results). Without a focus on engagement, it's difficult for organizations to achieve sustainable success.”

These organizations have also done well during a time of economic uncertainty when engagement levels in Canada and across the world continue to be under pressure, he said.

“While engagement has held fairly steady in Canada over the last year, global engagement continues to dip and is at its lowest level since 2008 at 56 per cent, according to Aon Hewitt's global employee engagement database.”

Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area 2012
(400 or more employees)

Rank

Organization

1

EllisDon

2

Cisco Canada

3

WestJet

4

Bennett Jones

5

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada

6

Delta Hotels and Resorts

7

PCL Constructors

8

Edward Jones

9

JTI-Macdonald

10

Marriott Hotels of Canada

11

OMERS

12

Flight Centre

13

Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

14

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (Canada)

15

Gowling Lafleur Henderson

16

Scotiabank Group

17

The Co-operators

18

GlaxoSmithKline

19

HATCH

20

TD Bank Group

21

LoyaltyOne

22

Keg Restaurants

23

Novotel Canada

24

Stikeman Elliott

25

Earl's Restaurants

26

Aecon Group

27

National Bank

28

ING DIRECT

29

MNP

30

G&K Services Canada

31

Procter & Gamble

32

American Express

33

Ivanhoé Cambridge

34

Ceridian Canada

35

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area 2012
(50-399 employees)

Rank

Organization

1

Arrow Professional Services

2

Achievers

3

RL Solutions

4

O.C. Tanner Recognition Company

5

Collective Point of Sale Solutions

6

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

7

Wakefield Canada

8

Gibraltar Solutions

9

Intuit Canada

10

IHG

11

Lakeside Process Controls

12

Klick

13

Naylor Group

14

Allergan

15

Intelex Technologies

16

FUSE Marketing Group

17

G Adventures

18

beerbistro

19

TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators

20

Maple Reinders Group

21

Peel Senior Link

22

Furlani's Food

23

Geo. A. Kelson Company

24

SOCAN

25

The CUMIS Group

26

CWB Group

27

Gluskin Sheff + Associates

28

Purdue Pharma

29

Ryan ULC

30

Cole Engineering Group

31

The Central Group

32

C.S.T. Consultants

33

ConAgra Foods Canada

34

Solutions 2 GO

35

Nelson Education

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