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TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announced today that
it has been recognized as one of "Canada's Top 100 employers" for the third consecutive year. The national competition is awarded to
employers who offer exceptional workplaces for their employees.
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.
"As a global company, Manulife is able to offer employees access to a
wide variety of career opportunities and the chance to work with
colleagues from all over the world" said Stephani Kingsmill, Executive
Vice President, Human Resources and Communications. "We provide
forward-thinking workspace designs, including the introduction of 'walk
while you work' workstations, our workplace flexibility programs,
competitive compensation and our 'Wellness Matters' program that
focuses on our employees' well-being".
Manulife Financial takes pride in its career development initiatives and
programs. The company encourages ongoing employee development with
tuition subsidies, in-house training, online programs, mentoring and
career planning tools. Given its global presence, the company also
offers exciting and challenging opportunities for employees looking to
advance their leadership capabilities abroad.
The company's "pay-for-performance" culture offers a range of
competitive financial benefits including pension and share purchase
plans, year-end merit bonuses, and referral bonuses. A flexible health
benefits plan enables employees to customize their coverage to better
meet their personal health care needs.
Manulife offers employees a number of volunteer programs, including a
paid day off to volunteer for a charity of their choice, grants for
organizations where employees volunteer 25 or more hours and a program
where Manulife matches an employee's fundraising dollars up to $150.
In addition to being recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada,
Manulife Financial was also identified as a Top 100 Employer for Young People this past September.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States.
Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and
forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial
decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and
distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management
products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset
management services to institutional customers. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567 billion (US$539
billion) as at June 30, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the
Internet at manulife.com.
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
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