Siemens Canada selected as one of Greater Toronto's top employers

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada Limited has been named as
one of the top 75 employers in the Greater Toronto Area, in a special
supplement of the Toronto Star. The list, compiled by Mediacorp, reviewed
eight key areas in assessing eligibility; (1) physical workplace; (2) work
atmosphere; (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 making their final selection, Mediacorp considered how each employer
compared to others in their industry and region. This year's list included
large and small employers from a range of industries, offering varying
benefits and working conditions. This is the first time for Siemens to be
listed in this elite group of organizations.
    "This is a great honour for Siemens Canada to be recognized as a leading
employer in the GTA" said Sean Walkinshaw, senior vice president, Human
    For the past several years, Siemens has been making significant
improvements to its "employment experience" including introducing flex hours,
telecommuting options and summer hours. The company conducts annual employee
surveys and uses the results as a benchmark and measurement for improvement.
    "We have listened to our employees and have implemented changes based on
what they say is important to them," he said. Siemens has identified four
different generation demographics working within the organization, and each
group has different views and priorities.
    "We have an excellent talent pool and see significant growth
opportunities in Canada and so we have to constantly look for ways to retain
and attract the best and brightest employees. Being listed in the top 75
reflects our efforts to enhance the workplace experience and, more
importantly, shows our employees we are moving in the right direction," he

    About Siemens in Canada

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the world
of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy
and healthcare sectors. The company has almost 6,000 employees in Canada,
working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex
systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual
requirements. For almost 100 years in Canada, Siemens has stood for technical
achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada
for fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), were $2.3 billion CAD. Further
information about Siemens in Canada is available at

For further information:

For further information: Siemens Canada Limited, Corporate
Communications, Media Relations, Mississauga, Ontario, Contact: DL Leslie,
Tel.: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, E-mail:

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