TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - With all the demographic changes taking place in Canada's labour force, you might be excused for wondering if employers are keeping up with the rest of society. The good news is that many employers across Canada are making their workplaces far more family-friendly to help staff improve their work-life balance. The best of these organizations were today named as Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2015.
"Our editorial team has been watching the growth in these policies each year for nearly 15 years," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition. "Today, employees increasingly find themselves looking after both young children and elderly parents. The best employers are responding to these demographic changes with targeted programs that make it easier for staff to balance their work and family commitments."
Now entering its 15th year, Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers is one of the longest-running competitions within the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers across the country offering the most progressive and forward-thinking programs to help employees balance work and family commitments.
The competition reviews a wide range of practices at employers, including: maternity, parental and compassionate leave; daycare assistance; reproductive assistance, including fertility drugs and IVF; adoption assistance; paid personal- and earned-days-off (EDO) programs; flexible work arrangements; and even academic bursaries for employees' children. Details on this year's winning programs can be found at the website below.
The full-list of this year's winners, together with the editors' detailed reasons for selection, were posted online this morning at: http://www.canadastop100.com/family
SOURCE: Mediacorp Canada Inc.
For further information: please contact Kristina Leung, Senior Editor, at 416-964-6069 x1464.