Morneau Shepell wins "Human Resources Vendor of the Year" at the 2013 Staples Canada Vendor Awards

Award recognizes Morneau Shepell Partner Joy Sloane and her colleagues for excellence in the area of client relations and innovative solutions

TORONTO, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell (TSX: MSI), the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services, is pleased to announce that it has been presented with the "Human Resources Vendor of the Year Award" by Staples Canada.

The accolade recognizes a vendor organization that has developed best practices in human resources management for the benefit of Staples. It is part of the "Thank you for making more happen" program where Staples nominates key vendors on the merits of their contribution to their organization, customers and employees.

"We count on Morneau Shepell and the expertise of our client relationship lead, Joy Sloane, with her understanding of Staples, to bring forward relevant and innovative solutions to the table," said Therisa D'Amato, Senior Director Human Resources, Staples Canada. "In 2013, she was instrumental in the success of our disability management program, as well as creating integrated program-reporting which helped improve our decisions on benefits strategy."

"Helping organizations help their people is at the core of our business," said Alan Torrie, President and CEO, Morneau Shepell. "Our goal is to listen to the needs of our clients and to understand their business issues. We are privileged to advise Staples Canada on their human resources strategy and look forward to continuing our long-term relationship. I'd like to congratulate Joy and her team on winning this award and thank Staples Canada for this recognition."

The award was presented to Morneau Shepell by Pete Gibel, Vice-President Merchandising, Staples Canada, at Staples' annual internal Management Conference on April 10, 2014.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 9,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,300 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

About Staples 

Staples makes more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it's in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples has been making it easy for businesses for 27 years with thousands of associates worldwide. Headquartered outside of Boston in the United States with offices in Toronto in Canada, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com and www.staples.ca.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information:

Nathan Gibson
Corporate Communications
Morneau Shepell
416-390-2641
ngibson@morneaushepell.com

Madalina Secareanu
Staples Canada
905 737 1147 ex. 2714