Air Canada among top 100 of 75,000 employers examined by Mediacorp
MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized as
one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual survey by Mediacorp
Canada Inc. The national competition, which begins by examining the
recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across Canada,
chooses top companies after conducting a detailed review of their
operations and Human Resources practices, including a comparison of
others in their industry and region.
"Air Canada is pleased to be one of the top 100 employers in Canada. We
invest a great deal in the well-being of our employees and we are
thrilled to be recognized as a company that values its workforce
through best practice programs and working conditions. Our employees,
in turn, take great pride in delivering the safest and best possible
customer experience every day," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Vice
President Human Resources at Air Canada. "As a progressive
employer, Air Canada has always been attractive to people
seeking fulfilling career opportunities and we receive on average close
to 100 applications for each position we fill."
The award is part of Mediacorp's "Canada's Top 100 Employers" project.
The annual competition evaluates and identifies the country's leading
companies and organizations for attracting and retaining employees.
The competition focuses on eight key areas: physical workplace; work
and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation
and time off; employee communications; performance management; training
and skills development and community involvement. In citing Air Canada,
Mediacorp noted that Air Canada "recognizes and encourages employee
volunteers through the Volunteer Involvement Program - donating airline
tickets to charitable organizations where employees volunteer."
Those interested in a career with Air Canada are invited to consult the
recruitment section of our website at http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/career/index.html
About Air Canada
Air Canada employs approximately 27,000 people and is Canada's largest
domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations
on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest
airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million
customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly
to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67
cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean,
Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star
Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network
serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries. Air Canada rewards its
most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program,
Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel
services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing
their membership in Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program, which
provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150
travel and retail partners.
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to
receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm
Skytrax. In 2013, Air Canada was ranked for a fourth consecutive year
"Best Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18
million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. According to the 2013
Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was
the preferred airline for more than 80 percent of frequent business
travellers in Canada. In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline in North America," the readers
of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for International Travel"
and "Best In-Flight Services in North America," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for Business Class
Service," "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and
"Best Flight Attendants in North America." For more information on Air
Canada visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
SOURCE: Air Canada
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