Sure, you might find fancy espresso makers and the odd Ping-Pong table among the offices of the 79 companies that earned a spot on the 2017 Aon Best Employers in Canada list. But you’re far more likely to find engaged, productive employees who love their jobs, do great work and spend almost no time trawling LinkedIn. Here’s what those employers did to shore up their superworkers—and what smart bosses can do to follow suit.
Meet the companies that boast the highest employee engagement in Canada: 30 platinum and nine gold winners are Canada’s Best Employers for 2017
You don’t have to be big to be mighty: meet the 28 platinum and 12 gold winners in the Small- and Medium-Sized category of Canada’s Best Employers for 2017
How do you become one of Canada’s Best Employers?
Advice and insights from real companies creating awesome culture:
Birchwood Automotive Group equips employees with development opportunities and makes sure they have a plan to grow their career over time
Colliers International revamped its employee-review process, scrapping a cumbersome annual check-in and focusing on regular, actionable feedback
Mouvement Desjardins gives its 48,000 employees the power to fix customer problems on their own, driving results on both sides of the teller window
People leave managers, not companies. Medgate focused on connecting front-line leaders with their direct reports and building trust through openness
People care that the companies they work for are doing good. National Leasing boosted employee engagement by encouraging social responsibility
Enthusiastic employees are ambassadors to potential customers and new hires. Here’s how Canada Skyline Group of Companies made staffers into superfans