CUMIS ranked among Canada's best small and medium employers

BURLINGTON, ON, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) has been recognized among Canada's best small and medium employers. Queen's University's School of Business released its annual list of the 50 Best Small/Medium Employers in Canada, which appears in the March issue of PROFIT magazine, available on newsstands today. The study is conducted with the assistance of Aon Hewitt, a global human resource consulting firm by measuring engagement from confidential surveys completed by employees, business leaders and human resources professionals.

The list is comprised of Canadian companies with 50 to 399 permanent employees. According to the survey results, some of the areas of strength for CUMIS were that a large majority of employees would highly recommend it as a place to work, staff members feel it has a strong record of corporate social responsibility, and they have access to excellent learning and development opportunities.

"The confidential surveys provide us with very valuable feedback from our staff members, which helps us be a responsive and supportive employer," said Kevin Daniel, President and Chief Operating Officer. "When a majority of employees would, without hesitation, recommend the organization to a friend seeking employment, it tells us we are providing a very positive work environment."

Aon Hewitt's confidential employee surveys gauge "employee engagement," which it describes as a measurement of employees' willingness to speak positively about their employer, their desire to work there, and the extra effort they are willing to exert to ensure the success of the company. Firms with high engagement scores tend to attract and retain employees, and their staff members are committed to achieving corporate goals.

About The CUMIS Group Limited

The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) partners with credit unions to deliver competitive insurance and financial solutions. In doing so, it creates financial security and promotes the growth and success of the credit union system in Canada. CUMIS' principal companies are CUMIS Life Insurance Company and CUMIS General Insurance Company, and it has a 50 per cent interest in Credential Financial Inc. CUMIS is jointly owned by Co-operators Life Insurance Company and Central 1 Credit Union.

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information:

Glenn Bohay
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
(306) 347-6527


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