TORONTO (November 6, 2014) – A focus on employee engagement, health and well-being, and learning and development has earned OMERS recognition as a Best Employer in Canada for the seventh consecutive year.
The list of 50 top workplaces, published by Maclean's magazine, was compiled by Aon Hewitt after reviewing employee engagement levels, with the fundamental principle behind the study being that the employees decide whether an organization belongs on the list.
"This recognition truly speaks to the strength of our team," said Michael Latimer, OMERS President and CEO. "Together we have created a workplace dedicated to delivering results and excellent service for the pension plan members who rely on us."
"At OMERS we continue to demonstrate that we have a highly engaged workforce and that this is an excellent place to work. We are very proud to have been named a Best Employer for seven straight years," said Warren Bell, OMERS Chief Operating Officer and Pension Services.
Determination of Canada's Best Employers is based on a survey of all employees across the organization, and an assessment of people management philosophy, practices and policies. Key factors distinguishing OMERS also include educational programs, a volunteer sponsorship program and awards promoting excellence, customer service and sustainability.
OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $65 billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to 440,000 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.