November 6, 2010 -
Waterloo-based Equitable Life of Canada® is pleased to announce
it has been selected as one of the Waterloo Area's Top Employers
for the third consecutive year.
"We are delighted to be recognized as a great place to work for
the third year in a row," said Ronald Beettam, President and CEO.
"Our employees are the strength of this Company and this
extraordinary achievement demonstrates our commitment to them."
Waterloo Area's Top Employers is an annual competition
recognizing employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area
that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
Employers are evaluated using eight criteria: (1) Physical
Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial
& Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee
Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training &
Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are
compared to other organizations in their field to determine which
offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Equitable Life's selection was based on a number of key factors,
including: competitive compensation and benefits, employee and
management development programs, active Wellness and Green
Committees; a company-subsidized Social Committee; an in-house
cafeteria, and a commitment to charitable giving.