Accolade reinforces company's commitment to workplace excellence
Siemens' flexible health benefits plan, first-rate vacation packages and
employee engagement programs cited among reasons for selection.
The 2014 competition marks the fourth time Siemens Canada has been
honoured with the Top 100 Employers distinction.
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada has again been named
one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014, reflecting the company's
commitment to providing a fulfilling workplace environment and
best-in-class practices for its more than 4,500 employees from
coast-to-coast. Winners were announced today in a special feature
published by Mediacorp in The Globe and Mail.
Cited among the reasons for Siemens Canada's selection to the list is
its flexible health benefits plan that allows employees to customize
their coverage to suit their personal needs and life changes. Employee
also receives three weeks of paid vacation to start and share in the
company's success through a profit-sharing and share purchase plan.
Among the innovative internal programs Siemens Canada promotes to
continuously enhance the workplace experience, is its "Ways of Working"
concept - a program that provides a flexible work environment,
including telecommuting, to offer employees a better work-life balance.
Siemens also operates an employee suggestion program that encourages
employees to share their improvement ideas. Ideas that lead to savings
or new revenues are evaluated for their impact and can lead to
financial bonus payments of up to $100,000.
Siemens also prides itself on its corporate social responsibility (CSR)
program. Employees and management work together to support their
charity of record, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and have raised $1.5 million
over the past 15 years to support the search for a cure. Siemens Canada
also supports Habitat for Humanity and Tree Canada as part of its
annual CSR calendar. A national employee-driven committee directs CSR
Siemens' efforts across the country.
Now in its 14th year, The Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is the largest
editorial project of its kind in Canada, with thousands of employers
taking part in each year's application process. The project's
distinguishing feature is that its editors publish detailed reasons,
providing transparency in the selection of winners and practical
guidance for job-seekers about exceptional workplaces.
To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its
widely-used job search engine, Eluta.ca. From this initial group,
editors invited 25,000 employers across the country that created new
opportunities in the past year. Employers completed an extensive
application process that included a detailed review of their operations
and HR practices, comparing them to others in their industry and
"Receiving the Top 100 distinction is great news for Siemens Canada. It
reaffirms our efforts to provide the best and most sustainable work
environment, inspiring employees today and into the future and will
help assure our goal of attracting and retaining the best talent."
- Kim Velluso, Vice President, Human Resources, Siemens Canada Limited
"Winning organizations consistently have leaders who recognize the
importance of becoming an employer-of- choice, making it part of their
organization's DNA from the shop floor to the boardroom."
- Richard Yerema, Author, Canada's Top 100 Employers
About Siemens Canada
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped
make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more
than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that
last in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure
solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens
has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and
reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada in fiscal 2012 (ended
September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53 offices and 14
manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further information is
available at www.siemens.ca.
SOURCE: Siemens Canada Limited
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