Markham, November 7, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada has been named as one of the best employers in the country, according to the 2014 Best Employer study conducted by global Human Resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt. The annual study identifies the 50 best organizations with the highest employee engagement, which is determined by leadership, rewards, workplace culture, values, productivity and the support of performance and development.
"We are honoured to once again be recognized as one of Canada's best employers," says John O'Donnell, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. "Making this list a second time is proof that the work we're doing at Allstate to foster a strong and positive corporate culture and healthy work environment has taken root. I'm proud of the recognition our employees have garnered by earning this award. This is an accolade that belongs to every Allstate employee."
According to Aon Hewitt, the level of engagement in a company is measured through its employee behaviour. They capture this information by determining if employees speak positively about the organization to others, whether they are committed to remaining with their current employer, and whether they are motivated by their organizations' leaders, managers, culture and values to do the very best job possible to contribute to business success.
"The results of this national study more than anything speaks to how Allstate employees feel about working for this organization," says O'Donnell. There are three components used to determine the rankings: a survey completed by a minimum number of employees based on the organization's size (in Allstate's case, 944 employees responded to the survey); the leadership team is surveyed to measure how closely the leadership and employee goals and fundamental values are aligned; and the Human Resources team is canvassed on policies and practices.
For more information on the study, visit www.hewitt.com/bestemployerscanada.
About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and has recently been listed on the Best Employers in Canada, Best Employers in the GTA, and Best Employers in Quebec lists. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.
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