Personal and professional best practices translate to best workplace
TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Behind every great workplace is a strong
corporate culture devoted to its employees' long-term professional and
personal development, says Ernst & Young, singled out as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2012.
"Our people are our greatest asset, and that philosophy is at the core
of the 'people first' spirit embedded in all that we do as a firm,"
explains Stephen Shea, Ernst & Young Managing Partner, People. "We work
hard to help our people reach their professional and personal goals, and achieve a good work-life balance."
Shea say weaving flexibility into an organization's policies is key to
their overall success.
"Creating a flexible work environment is a big part of how we encourage
work-life balance," he notes. "Avoiding the one-size-fits-all approach
is critical. You've got to establish practices that people can tweak to
suit their own needs and goals, and which are flexible enough to offer
something for everyone."
From providing a parental leave top-up for new parents to providing a
fitness reimbursement that can be used towards equipment, classes or
fees, Ernst & Young has worked hard to make their HR benefits broad and
"This award tells us we're on the right path here in the GTA, but that
doesn't mean we can stop now," explains Eric Rawlinson, Ernst & Young
Managing Partner, Greater Toronto Area. "We need to constantly evaluate
and re-evaluate our policies and practices to ensure they're in line
with the evolving needs and goals of our people. Their knowledge and
passion is what makes us a truly great place to work."
Greater Toronto's Top Employers are named annually through a combination of company application and
outside research. In addition, Ernst & Young has also been awarded:
Best Workplaces in Canada 2011
Canada's Top 100 Employers 2010
GTA's Top 90 Employers 2010
Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2010
BC's Progressive Employers of Canada 2010
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and
advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities
achieve their potential.
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