Today Queen's University's School of Business released its annual list of the 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada. Habanero moves up the list this year from 13 to 4! The study is conducted with the assistance of Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation. This year's list appears in the March issue of PROFIT magazine.
"We use employee engagement as the standard for determining which organizations are the 'best' employers," said Einar Westerlund, director of project development at the Queen's Centre for Business Venturing, part of the Queen's School of Business. "In this study, feedback directly from employees about their workplace and their work experience enables us to measure how engaged they are."
According to Aon Hewitt, the average engagement score for this year's 50 Best Small & Medium Employers was 83 per cent; other participants in the study had an average score of 61 per cent. Habanero's engagement score was 94%.
Participants in the Best Employer studies were required to complete three surveys: the employee opinion survey, the leadership team survey and the human resources survey. The results of the employee opinion survey made up the vast majority of participants scores, which were ultimately used to determine their overall ranking. To be eligible to participate in the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study, organizations must have been in business in Canada for at least three years and have between 50 and 399 permanent, Canadian-based employees.