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Waterloo named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Canada's Top 100 Employers logoThe University of Waterloo has joined the ranks of Canada's Top 100 Employers, an annual ranking of businesses and organizations across the country who lead in attracting and retaining employees. The official announcement magazine was published in the national edition of The Globe and Mail this morning.

The University of Waterloo was cited for its pension and benefit offerings, retirement preparation programs, vacation allotment for employees, an onsite amenities, among others.

Associate Provost, Human Resources, Marilyn Thompson, and Vice-President Academic & Provost, Ian Orchard, accept Waterloo’s Top 100 Employers award

Associate Provost, Human Resources,  Marilyn Thompson (middle, left) and Vice-President Academic & Provost, Ian Orchard (middle, right), are presented with Waterloo’s Top 100 Employers award by Kristina Leung (left) and Richard Yerema (right) from Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

“When we think about working for an exceptional employer, each of us looks for a few key benefits that are important,”says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition. “Things like career advancement and training are important when starting our careers, or family-friendly benefits and time-off as we gain more experience. To secure a place on a list like Canada’s Top 100 Employers an employer has to do everything well – it’s like being a hockey player who excels at both defence and offence, or an athlete who wins a triathlon.”

Entering its 18th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition is an editorial project that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Editors at Mediacorp grade employers on eight criteria, including the Physical Workplace, Work Atmosphere and Social, Health, Financial and Family Benefits, Vacation and Time Off, Employee Communications, Performance Management, Training and Skills Development, and Community Involvement.

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