TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - McMillan LLP is proud to be named as one of Canada's Top Employers of Young People for 2019, for the third year in a row, one of only two law firms recognized in this year's competition.
Teresa Dufort, CEO of McMillan, said, the acknowledgment is a remarkable honour for the Firm and a great endorsement of the efforts of our firm members. "To have been selected in three successive years is a significant achievement," she said. "At McMillan we are committed to attracting young talent and advancing their careers, so it is terrific to have received this recognition confirming our efforts are valued by this group of employees."
Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition that recognizes employers offering the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Winners of the competition are chosen by the editorial team at the Canada's Top Employers project on the basis of the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers.
"The trend is organizations trying to connect young people with a sense of purpose," says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which organizes the annual competition. "They are showing prospective employees what it is that the organization does, and how young people can fit into that long-term purpose. Or they are extending it to a broader purpose such as charity work that the organization supports."
McMillan LLP, National Director of Human Resources, Nisha Rider, says that the Firm believes in fostering a workplace culture that is desirable to young, educated, professionals in the legal industry.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as a firm that offers industry-leading benefits and training programs combined with a supportive environment that promotes collaboration, innovation and personal growth," she said. "To win this award for a third time in as many years, confirms that we understand the needs of young talent looking to forge a career in law, and are proud that they choose to do so at McMillan."
Marlene Kane, National Director of Professional Development, says one of the Firm's greatest strengths is their young professionals and believes they are powerful drivers for changing the way things are done at the Firm.
"We are never content with the level of service we provide and are always trying to raise the bar," she said. "By investing in young talent we believe it will set up the Firm for continued success in the future."
SOURCE McMillan LLP
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