Mohawk Shared Services Employee Assistance Program to be enhanced with Ceridian Canada's LifeWorks

TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Mohawk Shared Services Inc., one of the largest shared services organizations in Ontario, announced today it has selected Ceridian Canada Ltd., a leading provider of human resource management, corporate health & wellness and employee assistance programs to power its existing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Ceridian LifeWorks. The partnership will help Mohawk offer a program that dramatically increases productivity, improves employee retention and lowers overall employment costs.

"After an intensive market scan, we awarded Ceridian LifeWorks for a number of reasons," said Tony DiEmanuele, President & CEO, Mohawk Shared Services Inc. "The increased benefits were clear for our members while helping to position us to compete effectively for the long term.  Ceridian's innovative approach to our business enables us to have the necessary tools to implement an even more comprehensive EAP program so we can continue to focus on our ultimate goal - enhancing patient care."

Effective April 1, 2012 Mohawk's existing client base will see enhanced service. Ceridian LifeWorks, a leading EAP and Work-Life solution, will service the existing HurstPlace Employee Assistance Program offered by Mohawk. The clients' experience will be improved with Mohawk and Ceridian counsellors working together to provide the best possible service. Mohawk members can look forward to improved resources surrounding work life, health and wellness at their existing fee structure.

"We are honoured to be partnering with Mohawk Shared Service to support them in their vision to excel as a shared services organization in Ontario," said Cande Dandelé, Executive Vice President, HR Solutions, Ceridian Canada Ltd. "LifeWorks' renowned Work-Life service and broader network of counsellors will complement Mohawk's capabilities and result in superior service for clients and ultimately, enhanced patient care."

Ceridian was the first company in the industry to introduce a fully integrated EAP and Work-Life service in 1998. LifeWorks is a proactive resource that helps people, managers, and their families with day-to-day issues, from finding childcare or financial advice, right through to health assessments, counselling and crisis management in emergency situations. With 24/7 telephone support and online services, LifeWorks is a valuable, practical EAP for employees that positively impacts business. Managers and supervisory staff equally benefit, as their time is free from dealing with these issues.

Mohawk's strong presence in healthcare coupled with Ceridian's long standing reputation as a leader in human capital management solutions, will have a positive impact on the future of healthcare EAP offerings in the Canadian market.

About Ceridian

Ceridian is a human capital management solutions provider that helps clients focus on their core business, reduce costs and build organizational capabilities by finding, paying, deploying, developing and engaging their talent. A trusted partner to more than 42,000 Canadian customers, Ceridian offers a comprehensive range of solutions from payroll services, recruitment, and staffing, to EAP, learning & development, and workforce and talent management. Visit us at www.ceridian.ca  Follow Ceridian on: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Ceridian LifeWorks

The LifeWorks team equips customers with a healthy and productive workforce by providing employees with the knowledge and support they need to achieve work-life balance. When employees are healthy, so is the company's bottom line. Through professional consultants who specialize in social work, education, psychology and counselling, we help individuals strengthen their health and wellness by providing the tools they need to meet everyday challenges and manage their professional and personal lives.

About Mohawk Shared Services Inc.

Mohawk Shared Services' vision is to excel as a shared services organization within its communities and its mission is to provide quality services, significant financial returns, effective business systems and foundations, and highly driven service-oriented employees to support Ontario hospitals and their back office requirements. Mohawk Shared Services, one of the largest shared services organizations in Ontario, is comprised of four business streams: Mohawk Hospital Linen Services; Mohawk Supply Chain Services; Mohawk Diagnostic Imaging Repository; and Employee Assistance Programs - Powered by LifeWorks.  Visit us at www.mohawkssi.ca


SOURCE Ceridian Canada Ltd.

For further information:

Donna Teggart
Director, External Communications & Brand
Ceridian Canada Ltd.
Tel  905.947.7251
Cell 647.388.2464
E-mail: donna_teggart@ceridian.ca

Tony DiEmanuele
President and CEO
Mohawk Shared Services Inc.
Tel 289.337.5001
Cell 905.302.1950
E-mail: tdiemanuele@mohawkssi.com

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