GUELPH, ON, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - International human resources firm Aon
Hewitt has once again honoured The Co-operators by including the
organization among the 50 Best Employers in Canada. The prestigious
list is based primarily on employee surveys that measure "the energy
and passion that employees have, and the extent to which the hearts and
minds of its people have been captured by the organization."
The Co-operators is a Canadian-owned co-operative well known for its
community involvement and commitment to sustainability. As the survey
results demonstrate, employees take pride in being part of the
organization, share its values, and work hard to support its mission.
The Co-operators scored particularly well in several categories related
to Corporate Social Responsibility. Of those who completed the
confidential survey, 94 per cent agreed that The Co-operators is a
"socially and environmentally responsible organization," and 91 per
cent felt it is "fair, respectful and honest" with its clients. In
both areas, The Co-operators scored above the average of the 50 Best
"Having a highly engaged workforce that shares the values of our
organization is very important to us, and something we work hard to
maintain," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The
Co-operators. "The culture you're immersed in as an employee of The
Co-operators is a product of the organization's values as a
Canadian-owned co-operative. We have a genuine concern for Canadian
communities and a commitment to putting people before profits - and no
one is in a better position to see that than our own staff members."
Included in ranking are several members of The Co-operators group of
companies: The Co-operators Group Limited and Co-operators General
Insurance Company based in Guelph, Ontario; HB Group/COSECO of
Mississauga; and Addenda Capital Inc. based in Montreal.
Aon Hewitt's confidential surveys measure employee engagement related to
human resources policies, environmental and corporate responsibility
practices, and the alignment between employees and senior management.
It considers engagement as consisting of three interrelated components:
Say: employees consistently speak highly of the organization as an
employer; Stay: they have an intense desire to work for the organization; and Strive: they exert extra effort and engage in work that generates extra value
for the business and contributes significantly to its success.
The complete list and results are available in the November 18th edition of Maclean's, now available on newsstands.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with
more than $33 billion in assets under administration. Through its group
of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and
farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is
well known for its community involvement and its commitment to
sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers
in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens
in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada
by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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