TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - A focus on employee development and engagement has earned the OMERS enterprise recognition as a Best Employer in Canada for the fifth consecutive year.
The list of 50 winning workplaces was compiled by Aon Hewitt after reviewing employee engagement levels at more than 280 organizations and nearly 190,000 employee survey responses. The ratings are based on employee feedback and the results were announced in the October 18th edition of Maclean's magazine that hit the stands today.
OMERS is proud to be considered one of the country's best workplaces. "There is a direct connection between employee engagement and our continued leadership in Canada and globally," says Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS.
Warren Bell, Chief Human Resources Officer agrees. "We know from our recent engagement surveys that OMERS enterprise employees are proud of our corporate culture and programs, and that we have a workplace based on integrity and respect."
Michael Nobrega summed up OMERS success. "At the end of the day, it is our people who make the OMERS enterprise such a great place to work. They bring our culture to life and, together, we are building the future of this organization."
In 2010, 2011 and 2012 OMERS was named Pension Fund of the Year, Canada by World Finance magazine. The judges for this award looked for a company that demonstrated financial stability, a prudent approach to risk and corporate governance and opportunities for employee development.
OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $55 billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 420,000 members. Almost one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate.