Purdys Chocolatier named 'Best Employer' in Canada by Aon Hewitt study
for 5th time
VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Purdys Chocolatier is thrilled to be
named a 'Best Employer' by Aon Hewitt's 2014 annual study. This is the
fifth appearance for Purdys on the esteemed, yearly tally of the top 50
employers in Canada. Organizations from across the nation in every
sector from retail and hospitality, to construction and engineering are
considered for the title. Over 500 Purdys employees were surveyed
anonymously on topics such as benefits, management support, leadership
development and workplace environment.
"Purdy is thrilled to be recognized as a top employer in Canada," says
Peter Higgins, Purdys Chocolatier President and resident Chocolate
Scientist. "We are a family-owned, Canadian company and our employees
have voted us amongst the best in the country for a fifth time. We are
incredibly proud of this accomplishment."
Purdys Chocolatier provides comprehensive resources, benefits, training
and support for its employees including:
In-house 'Communication in the Workplace' training in conjunction with
the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Canada-British Columbia
Labour Market Agreement.
Regular update meetings with all production staff where quality, health
and safety, training, good manufacturing processes, productivity
progress, feedback, and any other number of issues are discussed.
Training to elevate all employees as 'Chocolate Experts' through Purdys'
Chocolate University program.
A 'Manager on the Bench' program where each sales region identifies and
develops Purdys leaders of the future.
The Aon Hewitt study is the only national workplace research of its
kind. Additional components of the study include a leadership survey
and human resources practices questionnaire. Based on more than 20
years of employee research and HR resources consulting experience, the
Best Employers list utilizes academically endorsed methodology to
measure engagement, and drivers of engagement, to provide employers
with actionable results. The Best Employers study is conducted around
the world in multiple countries.
For more information about Purdys Chocolatier, visit www.purdys.com. For more information about Aon Hewitt, visit www.aon.com.
About Purdys Chocolatier
Purdys Chocolatier is passionate about transporting you to an
extraordinary, personal chocolate experience. Our inspired Chocolatiers
support farmers and growers locally and around the world to source the
very best ingredients to create the perfect chocolate moment. Purdys'
chocolates are made fresh daily in our Vancouver chocolate factory
kitchen with essentials such as ginger from Australia, cashews from
India, salt from the Himalayas, chocolate from Belgium, cocoa from
Ecuador and Peru and dairy products from local farms. At Purdys we have
been creating extraordinary chocolate experiences for Canadians for
over 105 years. With original creations like our mascarpone cheese
Tiramisu Truffle, you will always find new discoveries alongside your
favourites to temp and inspire you. Everyone has a favourite. Every
chocolate has a story. For more information, please visit www.purdys.com.
About the Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Canada Study
This year marks the 15th anniversary of our national survey. There were almost 300 Canadian
employers surveyed representing a total employee population of
approximately 400,000. This study helps organizations accurately assess
engagement and identifies strategies to drive engagement higher with
more information and insight. Participants have access to the largest
Canadian database of employee opinion to benchmark their results within
their industry or sector and against Best Employers.
About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resources solutions. The
company partners with organizations to solve their most complex
benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business
performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates, and
administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment
management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies.
With more than 30,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes
the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For
more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.
SOURCE: Purdy's Chocolates
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