Sifton wins Canada's Best Employer Award 2014!
London, Ontario, November 8, 2013: Sifton Properties Limited is proud to be recognized among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, a research study that publicly recognizes organizations that have created great work environments.
The Best Employers study gives participants an up-to-date perspective on performance across more than 20 human resources factors that drive employee engagement. The primary requirement for being recognized as a Best Employer is creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce, measured by asking employees at these organizations directly through a survey.
According to Aon Hewitt's definition, employees are engaged when they "say, stay and strive": they speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying 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.
“As a family owned and operated company, our people are at the heart of everything we do”, says Richard Sifton, President of Sifton Properties Limited. “The employee engagement survey provides us with valuable insights into what’s important to our employees.”
Some of the keys to Sifton’s success include;
- Their legacy commitment to guiding the future through the Sifton Family Foundation which takes an active interest in their local community developments and charities. They have donated over $325,000 to more than 80 charities in the last year.
- Personal employee community stewardship initiatives are financially supported by Sifton by matching employee contributions as well as general support for the cause.
- Their employee recognition program embraces all opportunities to provide immediate and valuable feedback to employees. They have given and received over 20,000 recognitions in the past year across their company.
- Keeping employees informed on their company achievements and priorities through team meetings, quarterly newsletters and semi-annual corporate update presentations.
Sifton uses the employee survey feedback to continually improve engagement and keep its pulse on what’s important to their employees.
About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resources solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. This study helps organizations accurately assess engagement and identifies strategies to drive engagement higher with more information and insight. 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. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.
For more information, please contact:
Janet Paolatto, Director Corporate Planning