Toronto (November 8, 2018) - For the second consecutive year, Meridian is honoured to be named as a 2019 Platinum Level Aon Best Employer in Canada, the premiere benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of Canadian and global workplaces.
Platinum winning companies are those in the top-scoring 25 per cent of all companies that Aon surveys as part of its “Best Employers” program. The four criteria that Aon reviews include: engagement, leadership, performance culture, and employment brand.
“Our commitment to maintaining a culture of engagement is a key differentiator,” said Bill Maurin, President and CEO of Meridian. “We know that the quality of employee experience shapes the future of a company and we have called that out as a business imperative in our strategy. We view our employees as our greatest asset and have built a purpose driven culture where employees feel valued and empowered to think of new and innovative ways to address the unmet needs of our Members.”
Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union and third largest in Canada, is part of a distinguished group among 30 large organizations (400 or more employees) and 19 small and medium-sized enterprises (between 50 and 399 employees) to be recognized by this year’s Aon’s study.
"Having a highly engaged workforce has never been more important,” said Todd Mathers, Partner and Canada Talent Practice Leader at Aon. “Organizations are facing unprecedented disruption, requiring many to change the nature of jobs and how work gets done – and to do this quickly and effectively. Doing this well is critical to maintaining and improving the end customer experience and – by extension – organization performance. Our research consistently demonstrates that engaged employees provide organizations with a competitive advantage when managing through change. "Congratulations to Meridian for showcasing a culture of engagement and a commitment to workplace excellence."
“Our engaged and consistently motivated employees make decisions that are in the best interest of Meridian and our Members, and it shows,” added Maurin. “We are proud and honoured that Meridian and its talented team continue to be recognized on a national scale.”
What it takes to be an Aon Best Employer:
The Aon Best Employers in Canada Study is the country’s premier benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of workplace excellence using global standards based on 20 years of learnings and best practices from Aon studies conducted all over the world, relying on data collected in more than 180 markets from over 20,000 organizations in 68 industries, including over 241,000 employees and more than 240 companies of all sizes in Canada just in the past year. Recognized organizations have achieved outstanding results among their Canadian counterparts for engaging employees, demonstrating effective leadership, building a performance culture and leveraging the strength of their employer brand.
With over 70 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of its more than 300,000 Members. Meridian has $20 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018 and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 90 branches across Ontario, and commercial banking services in 11 locations. Meridian Members also have access to THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,500 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca.
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