TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Law Society has been recognized as one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for the ninth year in a row. The annual competition identifies exemplary workplaces.
"Garnering this recognition for the past nine years is a remarkable achievement that I am proud to share with the employees who continue to make the Law Society a great place to work," says the Law Society's Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lapper.
"The people who work at the Law Society are enthusiastic and inspired by their work — this translates into high-performance and helps foster a workforce that is conscientious, determined and constantly strives for excellence," he says.
The designation recognizes leading employers in the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of York, Halton, Peel and Durham. The competition was open to private and public sector employers of any size, with a head office or principal place of business within the GTA.
Evaluation for the award is based on a set of criteria, including: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.
In choosing finalists, competition organizers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, compare employers to other organizations within the same field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
"We value the diversity of our workforce and our employees' range of skills, knowledge and life experiences. Our diversity helps us connect with and serve our stakeholders and it fuels our commitment to promote equality in our workplace and more broadly in the profession," says Lapper.
Reasons for selecting the Law Society as one of the Top Employers can be found on Mediacorp's eluta website.
The Law Society regulates more than 47,000 lawyers and 6,000 paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a mandate to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.
SOURCE: The Law Society of Upper Canada
For further information: Lisa Hall: 416-947-7625, [email protected], The Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N6