D.L.G.L. tops list of Best Small & Medium Employers: Aon Hewitt

51 employers on list see average engagement score of 84 per cent
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/10/2012

D.L.G.L., Arrow Professional Services and Habañero Consulting Group top the list of the 2013 Best Small & Medium Employers by Queen’s University's School of Business in Kingston, Ont., and Aon Hewitt.

The average engagement score for the 51 employers on the list was 84 per cent; other participants in the study had an average score of 61 per cent.

"Employee engagement is key for all organizations no matter their size," said Einar Westerlund, director of project development at the Queen's Centre for Business Venturing, part of the Queen's School of Business. "In this study, feedback directly from employees about their workplace and their work experience enables us to measure how engaged they are."

According to Aon Hewitt's definition of employee engagement, employees are engaged when they "say, stay and strive": they speak positively about the organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations' leaders to contribute to business success.

"Employers must have a strong level of commitment from their workforce to have success. If not, they will see employee turnover and absenteeism begin to increase,” said Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt's study leader. "This will also lead to less productivity and lower customer satisfaction."

To be eligible to participate in the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study, organizations must have been in business in Canada for at least three years and have between 50 and 399 permanent, Canadian-based employees.

Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada for 2013:

1. D.L.G.L. 

2. Arrow Professional Services

3. Habañero Consulting Group

4. DevFacto Technologies

5. Protegra

6. iGATE Global Solutions

7. Cybertech Group of Companies

8. Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec

9. ISL Engineering and Land Services

10. Intelex Technologies

11. Vigilant Global

12. Benefits by Design

13. Solvera Solutions

14. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

15. Achievers

16. CBCI Telecom

17. The Sovereign General Insurance Company

18. IHG Canada

19. Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services

20. The Dilawri Group

21. Mennonite Savings and Credit Union

22. Intuit Canada


24. iQmetrix Software Development

25. Macadamian Technologies

26. Klick Health


28. Brookfield Residential Properties

29. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan

30. Concept Electric

31. prairieFyre Software

32. CST Consultants

33. National Leasing

34. Forensic Technology WAI

35. Innovation Place

36. Geo. A. Kelson Company

37. NorWest Co-op Community Health

38. 99 Bottles o/a beerbistro

39. TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators

40. StarTech.com

41. Quadra Chemicals

41. Réal Huot

42. Furlani's Food

43. Davis Automotive Group

44. Vista Projects

45. Desire2Learn

46. North Shore Credit Union

47. SaskTel

48. Teshmont Consultants

49. Pinchin Environmental

50. Phonak Canada

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