Conference Board of Canada named one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers

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OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - For the third time in the past five years, The Conference Board of Canada has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2012.

"We are delighted with this recognition, which strengthens the Conference Board's ability to attract and retain the high-calibre talent who will enable our continued success," said Barb Hogberg, Executive Director, Human Resources. "Part of the Conference Board's mission is to create and share insights on organizational performance through our research and networks. This mission inherently raises the bar for our own HR practices."

The Conference Board of Canada is the foremost independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada, building leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy issues, and organizational performance.

The Conference Board has a competitive total compensation package, which includes a variable pay program and a group RRSP program. Our employee wellness initiatives include: various sports teams; on-site massage therapy; and an annual fitness allowance for employees. One of our eco-friendly practices is to provide free public transit passes for employees—a much-coveted benefit.

It is an active and charter member of the Ottawa-based Employer Council of Champions. This organization speaks with a collective voice for employers, helping them successfully integrate skilled immigrants into Ottawa's economy and community.

The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Ottawa-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The winners are profiled in a special Ottawa Citizen supplement, released today.

SOURCE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA

For further information:

Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext.  221
E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca

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