50 most engaged workplaces in North America revealed

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A range of Canadian companies are among Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for 2015 – several of which have made an appearance in previous years.

The awards honour employers that are committed to making their workplaces more productive through innovative methods of engaging employees. Black Hill Corp, 3M Canada, Goodlife Fitness, KPMG and Shoppers Drug Mart are just a few of the home-grown organizations who’ve graced the list once again.

These are “incredible, employee-focused companies that are changing the way the world works,” said Cheryl Kerrigan, vice-president of employee success at Achievers. “These companies are setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement by making engaging, aligning and recognizing employees a top priority, which sets them apart from their competition.”


All applicants were assessed based on eight elements of employee engagement - communication, culture, leadership, professional and personal growth, rewards and recognition, accountability and performance, vision and values and corporate social responsibility.

A six-person panel, made up of professionals from across the industry, evaluated the entries, including Kristina Hidas of HRPA, Timothy Canny of SHRM and Rebecca McKenna of HR Executive.

If you think your company is home to a highly engaged workforce, you can find out about the application process here.

“The submission process was very straightforward and extremely worthwhile,” said Lisa Kimmel of Edelman Canada. “Especially given that we’re now able to showcase our status throughout the year with a variety of stakeholders.”

The list

The 50 winners in alphabetical order are:
  • 3M Canada
  • Agrium U.S. Inc.
  • AMN Healthcare
  • AOL Canada
  • ATB Financial
  • AutoTrader.com
  • Bell
  • Black Hills Corporation
  • Blue Coat Systems
  • C.R. England
  • CA Technologies
  • Cargill
  • CBRE
  • Ceridian
  • CIBC
  • CIBC Mellon
  • Cisco - Services Platforms Group
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc
  • GoodLife Fitness
  • HomeAway, Inc.
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • HP Software Professional Services
  • Humana: National Education
  • MD Financial Management
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Moneris Solutions
  • NetSuite, Inc. Canada
  • NetSuite, Inc. USA
  • Reliant Medical Group
  • Rogers Communications
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Ryan, LLC
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
  • Smart & Final Stores LLC
  • Softchoice LP.
  • Sutherland Global Services
  • TATA Consultancy Services
  • Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Ultimate Software
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • Virtusa Corporation
  • World Travel Holdings
  • Zappos.com, Inc.
  • Zurich American Insurance Company
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