For the 10th consecutive year, Bennett Jones has been ranked as one of the top 50 places to work in Canada. The "Best Employers in Canada" survey is conducted by AON Hewitt in partnership with Maclean's magazine. In the 2012 survey, Bennett Jones has been ranked as the 5th best place to work in Canada. It is the sixth consecutive year Bennett Jones has been in the top ten. Bennett Jones was also recently honoured as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012.
"This year marks a real milestone for Bennett Jones as it is our 10th consecutive year as a Top 50 Employer. Our ranking is a testament to the exceptional commitment of our people to both our clients and to each other", says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman & CEO.
Organizations were selected as Best Employers based primarily on confidential surveys from more than 134,000 Canadian employees that measured their level of engagement. According to Aon Hewitt's definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: they speak positively about the organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations' leaders, managers, culture and values to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. The average engagement score for the 50 Best Employer organizations was 78 per cent; the average for other participants was 58 per cent.
“Those organizations ranked highest on the list have employee engagement of close to 90 per cent,” said Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt's leader of the Best Employers in Canada study. “That's an impressive accomplishment, particularly now when many parts of the Canadian economy are showing signs of recovery and employee attraction and retention is becoming more challenging.”