TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT has been named one of Canada's
10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, a
leading executive search and professional recruitment firm. The award
program, now in its seventh year, annually recognizes best-in-class
Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them
enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
"This award validates the importance we have placed on culture since day
one at ING DIRECT. Our business was built on the concept that a strong
and distinct culture could drive a more engaged workforce and increase
business results", said Peter Aceto, President and CEO, ING DIRECT.
"The most successful businesses of the future will be those that
prioritize the culture of their organizations, and let the culture
drive the experiences their customers have with their brand," added
Aceto. "Knowing our culture is one that is revered in Canada is a very
rewarding honour and makes us proud."
Employees at ING DIRECT can take advantage of several unique corporate
programs and initiatives, including:
My Orange Discovery - Employees who complete their 10th year at ING DIRECT are given a fully paid six week sabbatical, and are
encouraged to take time to travel, do research, volunteer, learn a new
skill, rejuvenate their soul, or fulfill a lifelong dream.
Orange Spark - An online forum where employees share ideas on everything
from product enhancements, to service and process improvements and new
My Orange Rotation - A leadership development program where participants
have the opportunity to work in four different departments across ING
DIRECT over a two year period.
Orange in the Community - Employees are given opportunities and time
away from work throughout the year to volunteer with various charitable
organizations and community projects. ING DIRECT also offers a
Corporate Matching Donation program, where the Bank matches the
charitable donations of individual employees and departments within the
ING DIRECT was one of over 400 Canadian organizations nominated for
Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. Winners were selected
based on submissions and nominee interviews.
About ING DIRECT
ING DIRECT is Canada's leading direct bank with over 1.7 million Clients
and more than $37.6 billion in total assets. ING DIRECT gives the power
of saving to all Canadians by offering high-value, simple products such
as high interest savings accounts with no fees or service charges, low
rates on mortgages and a no-fee daily chequing account that actually
pays interest. Low cost, index based mutual funds are sold through ING
DIRECT Funds Limited. ING DIRECT has been operating in Canada since
1997 and paid more than $5 billion in interest to Clients. ING DIRECT
is open for banking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at ingdirect.ca, on mobile devices at m.ingdirect.ca or by calling 1-800 ING DIRECT (1-800-464-3743).
About Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures is founded and presented by
Waterstone Human Capital, a leading retained executive search firm
specializing in recruiting for fit and in cultural assessment. This
national program, now in its seventh year, annually recognizes
best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has
helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
Canada's 10 is Waterstone's R&D Lab: through an annual Canadian
Corporate Culture Study, the hundreds of program submissions, the
nominee interviews, as well as through a Corporate Culture Summit,
regional events, and a national gala, Waterstone is at the forefront of
best practices in culture and fit - practices shared with clients, to
help them recruit for fit, conduct cultural assessments and build great
SOURCE ING DIRECT
For further information:
Buket Oktem, ING DIRECT