Community leaders are also the best places to work: This year's 'Montréal's Top Employers' are announced

MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - There's a shortcut you can take when it comes to identifying the city's top employers: the best places to work are almost always employers that strengthen the communities where their employees live and work.  That's the message from this year's Montréal's Top Employers, announced today by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition.

"From the early years of the project, we've noticed a strong connection between community involvement and employee engagement," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. "Organizations that develop a strong sense of community involvement in their workplace see higher levels of employee engagement – because their workforce is invested in helping the organization, along with the wider community, succeed."

Now in its 12th year, Montréal's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers were evaluated by the editors at Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in Greater Montréal; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including the The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project and is now used by over 7 million users in Canada each year. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada's largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

The full list of Montréal's Top Employers for 2017 is attached. The winners were announced in a special magazine published in The Gazette this morning. Detailed reasons for selection with hundreds of additional stories and photos were released this morning at: 

2017 WINNERS                

ABB Inc.
Air Canada
BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada
Bell Canada
Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
Canadian National Railway Company / CN
CGI Group Inc.
Cogeco Connexion Inc.
Concordia University
Croesus Finansoft Inc.
Dassault Systèmes Canada Inc.
Fednav Limited
Fresche Solutions Inc.
Genetec Inc.
Gildan Activewear Inc.
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Jewish General Hospital
Keurig Canada Inc.
Kronos Incorporated
L'Oréal Canada Inc.
Laurentide Controls Ltd.
Lundbeck Canada Inc.
McGill University
Morgan Stanley Services Canada Corp.
National Bank of Canada
Nuance Communications Canada Inc.
Pharmascience Inc.
Polytechnique Montréal
Richter LLP
Sandoz Canada Inc.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Université de Montréal
WSP Canada Inc.
Zodiac Aerospace

SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.

For further information: Kristina Leung, Senior Editor, 416-964-6069 x1464


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