Manulife named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

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TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Waterstone Human Capital has named Manulife one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2015. Manulife was named in the Enterprise category.

Companies are assessed on vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility.

"We are honoured to see the people of Manulife recognized for their commitment to collaboration, innovation, accountability, empowerment and diversity," said Manulife President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Guloien. "This culture leads directly to high performance, and our ability to deliver for customers around the world.  I would like to congratulate and thank all of our leaders and employees for making this happen."

As a leading multi-national employer, Manulife is dedicated to attracting and retaining employees with diverse backgrounds, reflecting the many communities and markets it serves throughout the world.  With its growing global presence, Manulife also ensures employees have opportunities to gain meaningful international experience, whether by working on virtual project teams made up of people from different countries and cultures or by moving to another location as part of their career growth.

Manulife also provides support to employee organizations devoted to the promotion of women, as well as the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In addition, Manulife is committed to providing a healthy work environment to all employees worldwide and has a flexible work program that allows employees to work whenever and wherever they are most productive. Manulife also supports our employees in their more than 30,000 hours of volunteer work per year.

"Manulife has an exceptional culture and it is no surprise that they are named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2015" said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. "In their submission and through our evaluation, Manulife articulated and demonstrated its performance-based culture that focuses on diversity and exceptional corporate social responsibility. We are proud to recognize such a great organization that highly values their people, communities, customers and suppliers."

About Waterstone Human Capital:
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada's Most Admired CEO™ programs (http://canadasmostadmired.com) are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs, annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada's Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).

About Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™:
This national program, now in its 11th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization's submissions are scored on 6 categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2014, we had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of September 2015, we had $888 billion (US$663 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $23 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers.  Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.  With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit www.manulife.com or www.johnhancock.com.

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

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Media Contact:
Bev MacLean
Manulife
Beverley_maclean@manulife.com
416-852-8501


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