Thirty-two Canadian organizations shortlisted for inaugural Employee Recommended Workplace Award

Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to announce 2017 winners on June 21

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Thirty-two organizations have been recognized as Employee Recommended Workplaces in the first Employee Recommended Workplace Award, developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail. From this group, nine will be selected as category winners based on organization type and size.  The winners of the 2017 awards will be announced on June 21, 2017 at an awards ceremony to be held at The Globe and Mail's new headquarters in Toronto. These organizations will also be profiled nationally in The Globe and Mail, Canada's leading national newspaper.

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. Employees were asked to complete a short confidential survey that includes questions about their physical and mental health, as well as aspects of their work and life – all elements of Total Health that impact employee engagement and productivity. On completion, they received a personal assessment that identified potential areas for improvement and provided them with links to resources to help them take action. Organizations received a summary report of their workforce that highlighted positive results and outlined opportunities for improvement, which they could use for Human Resources planning.

"Research shows that healthy employees are more engaged and productive, and that translates into better business results," said Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell. "The starting point is for employers to measure their employees' total health – physical, mental, work and life – and identify a plan of action. The Employee Recommended Workplace Award survey provides the key metrics organizations need for benchmarking and measuring their progress in achieving better health, engagement and productivity."

"The Globe is pleased to congratulate the finalists for excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. We look forward to announcing the top category winners in the new Globe and Mail Centre in June," said Phillip Crawley, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail.

The list of the 2017 Employee Recommended Workplaces is attached. These workplaces and award winners are selected solely on the basis of the scores from their employee surveys. In short, employees determine the organizations that rise to the top and are recognized as Employee Recommended Workplaces.

The 2018 Employee Recommended Workplace Award program launches in May 2017. For more information on the Employee Recommended Workplace Awards and to register online, please visit employeerecommended.com.

For tickets to the human resources summit: Solving Workplace Challenges in the Modern Economy, where the awards will be presented, please visit www.solvingworkplacechallenges.com.

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, founded in 1844, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians through its award-winning coverage of news, politics, business, investing and lifestyle topics, across multiple platforms. The Globe and Mail print and digital formats reach 6.3 million readers every week, with Report on Business magazine reaching 1.7 million readers every issue in print and digital. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With approximately 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDED WORKPLACE AWARD 2017 FINALISTS

Organization

City

Province

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada (management employees)

Contrecoeur

Québec

Active International

Toronto

Ontario

Air France KLM

Montréal

Québec

Association des employeurs maritimes

Montréal

Québec

Benefits by Design Inc.

Mississauga

Ontario

Big Bang ERP

Montréal

Québec

BioScript Solutions

Moncton

New Brunswick

Bridgeable

Toronto

Ontario

Cégep  Garneau

Québec

Québec

Edgewood Health Network

Nanaimo

British Columbia

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Dartmouth

Nova Scotia

FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

Toronto

Ontario

FoodShare Toronto

Toronto

Ontario

Global Excel Management Inc.

Sherbrooke

Québec

Jazz Aviation LP

Dartmouth

Nova Scotia

Killam Properties Inc.

Halifax

Nova Scotia

Kingsway College School

Etobicoke

Ontario

Klick Inc.

Toronto

Ontario

L.V. Lomas

Brampton

Ontario

LLF Lawyers LLP

Peterborough

Ontario

NATIONAL Public Relations

Toronto

Ontario

NEBS PAYweb.ca

Cambridge

Ontario

Nestlé Canada Inc.

Toronto

Ontario

New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL)

Fredericton

New Brunswick

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Waterloo

Ontario

Sklar Wilton & Associates

Toronto

Ontario

Stelvio Inc.

Montréal

Québec

The Town of Kentville

Kentville

Nova Scotia

Triovest

Calgary

Alberta

UNION Advertising Canada LP

Toronto

Ontario

Wave

Toronto

Ontario

Will Davidson LLP

Oakville

Ontario

 

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632, media@morneaushepell.com; Lanna Crucefix, The Globe and Mail, 416 585-5000, LCrucefix@globeandmail.com

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