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Aon Hewitt Best Employers Study Reveals Quebec Employees are Among the Most Engaged in Canada


Study indicates that quality discussions with managers are vital to employee engagement

Montreal, Quebec – – Quebec employees give their employer a higher rating for the quality of interpersonal relationships with their manager than their counterparts in the rest of Canada. This is one of the main reasons why their engagement score is one of the highest in the country, after Nova Scotia, according to the results of a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources consulting and outsourcing business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), in conjunction with the Queen’s University School of Business.

The average engagement score for Quebec Best Employers is 79 percent, which is the same as the national average score for Best Employers. However, when survey responses from Quebec-based workers are compared to those from Canadian employees overall, the Quebec engagement score is 4 points higher than the national engagement score.

“Employees from Quebec organizations appreciate the feedback they get from their managers, as well as recognition for their work and support from their bosses,” says André Mercier, Partner at Aon Hewitt in Montreal. “They place more value in things like a sense of accomplishment, career opportunities and trust in senior management.”

Best Employer organizations are determined by the employees themselves. Their answers to our study measure not only employee satisfaction and commitment (the extent to which they enjoy working for their employer), but also their level of engagement (the extent to which they are willing to surpass themselves to improve the company’s results).

“The study results also show a higher level of satisfaction with regard to total compensation, including employee benefits, and work/life balance,” adds Ms. Mercier. “When employees are highly engaged, that enthusiasm and commitment is bound to have a positive impact on other employees in the organization.”

About the Aon Hewitt Best Employers Study

This year marks the 14th anniversary of our national survey. This study helps organizations accurately assess engagement and identifies strategies to drive engagement higher with more information and insight. Participants have access to the largest Canadian database of employee opinion to benchmark their results within their industry or sector and against Best Employers.

To learn more about the Best Employers studies and register online to participate, visit the Best Employers Web site at

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About Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing (QCBV)

Based at Queen’s School of Business, Canada’s leading business school, QCBV’s mandate is to be the leading and definitive source of knowledge and expertise in the creation, leadership and management of new ventures. Further, it strengthens and helps build Canadian SMEs by focusing its efforts on serving the broader SME community through research, providing advisory services and support, and creating and delivering innovative curriculum. QCBV administers the annual Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study. We are dedicated to increasing the odds of success for Canadian organizations and their leaders. Please visit

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. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates, and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

Aon Hewitt’s 2013 List of the Best Employers in Canada

The following Best Employers in Quebec list will appear in today’s issue of La Presse. In total, 30 organizations stand out, 20 of them with 400 employees or more, and 10 with fewer than 400 employees.

The 30 Best Employers in Quebec of 2013

Allstate du Canada, Compagnie d’assurance
Banque Nationale
BBA Inc.
Brigil Platine (BSME)
CBCI Télécom (BSME)
Cossette Communication Inc.
Delta hôtels et villégiatures
Descair Inc. (BSME)
Forensic Technology (BSME)
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
G&K Services Canada Inc.
Golder Associates Ltd.
Groupe Banque TD
Groupe Spinelli
Industries Lassonde inc
Macadamian (BSME)
Mouvement Desjardins
Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier (BSME)
Quadra (BSME)
Réal Huot Inc. (BSME)
Les Restaurants McDonald du Canada Limitée
SAP Canada
Sécurité Polygon (Protection incendie Viking)
Stikeman Elliott
Vidéotron s.e.n.c.
Vigilant Global (BSME)


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