GUELPH, ON, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Reid's Heritage Homes has been named
one of Canada's Best Small and Medium Employers. This prestigious
honour was announced November 7th by PROFIT Magazine and Queen's
The companies who make the list are chosen on the basis of employee
engagement; the company's employees participate in a survey by Queen's
and Aon Hewitt, at no charge to the company. Employees are asked
anonymously about their workplace and their work experience.
Doug Sider, Senior Vice-President of Team Development Resources and
Corporate Culture at Reid's Heritage Homes leads the survey
initiative. Sider said, "The Aon Hewitt Survey is a validation of our
entire team's hard work and dedication to our core Values -- on our
sites, within our communities and at head office."
Tim Blevins, President of Reid's Heritage Group of Companies, added, "We
could not be prouder. There are literally thousands of small and medium
sized companies in this country, and to be named as one of the top 50
employers is a humbling honour."
In the past year alone, Reid's Heritage Homes has been honoured with
awards and accolades for quality of work, commitment to environmental
sustainability, as well as team training and development; including the
highly coveted Ontario Home Builder of the Year.
In Blevins' eyes, the recent designation is in many ways the most
prestigious - as the "judges" are the company's most important
critiques. "The Best Employer name has been given to our company based
on the positive feedback from our own team members. They are our most
valuable assets, and their engagement is of utmost importance to our
team. A strong team means everything."
Companies named as the 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada are
identified each year by Queens, in partnership with Aon Hewitt, the
global human resource consulting and outsourcing business
of Aon Corporation. The full list of winners is available on line on
the PROFIT Magazine website, and feature articles will be published in
the February/March issue of PROFIT Magazine. The rankings are based
primarily on employee engagement scores, and are entirely
Sider noted, "All employers want to attract and retain employees with
skills and talents that will help to build the business. We believe our
accomplishment, as acknowledged by being in the Top 50 Employers, can
only help us strengthen both our company, and our relationships with
our team members, even further."
Organizations included in the survey have been in business in Canada for
at least three years, and have between 50 and 399 permanent,
Blevins concluded, "At Reid's Heritage Homes, we have always been proud
of our employees. Today, we are delighted to realize as well, how proud
our team members are of their company."
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SOURCE: Reid's Heritage Homes
For further information:
Senior Vice-President, Team Development, Resources and Corporate Culture
519.658.6656 ext. 278