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

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 
MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Quebec employees give their employer a higher 
rating for the quality ofinterpersonal relationships with their manager than 
their counterparts in the rest of Canada. This is one ofthe 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 AonHewitt, the 
global human resources consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation 
(NYSE: AON), in conjunction with the Queen's University School ofBusiness. 
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 thanthe 
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 AonHewitt inMontreal. "They place 
more value in things like a sense of accomplishment, career opportunities 
andtrustin 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 fortheiremployer), 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, thatenthusiasm and 
commitment is bound to have a positive impact on other employees in the 
About the AonHewitt Best Employers Study
This year marks the 14(th) 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 AonHewitt
AonHewitt is the global leader in human resources solutions.The company 
partners with organizations tosolve their most complex benefits, talent and 
related financial challenges, and improve business performance.AonHewitt 
designs, implements, communicates, and administers a wide range of human 
capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and 
talent management strategies.Withmorethan 29,000 professionals in 90 
countries, AonHewitt makes the world a better place towork forclients 
and their employees. Formore information on AonHewitt, 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 62,000 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. Aonhas 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. for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon'sglobal partnership and 
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AonHewitt'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, 30organizations stand out, 20 of them with 400 employees 
or more, and 10 with fewer than 400employees. 

                       The 30 Best Employers in Quebec of 2013


Allstate du Canada, Compagnie       Groupe Banque TD

Banque Nationale                    Groupe Spinelli

BBA Inc.                            Hatch

Brigil Platine (BSME)               Industries Lassonde inc

CBCI Télécom (BSME)                 Macadamian (BSME)

CIMA+                               Mouvement Desjardins

Cossette Communication Inc.         Organisme d'autoréglementation du
                                    immobilier (BSME)

Delta hôtels et villégiatures       Quadra (BSME)

Descair Inc. (BSME)                 Réal Huot Inc. (BSME)

Dessau                              Les Restaurants McDonald du Canada

DLGL Ltd (BSME)                     SAP Canada

Forensic Technology (BSME)          Sécurité Polygon (Protection
                                    incendie Viking)

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP          Stikeman Elliott

G&K Services Canada Inc.            Vidéotron s.e.n.c.

Golder Associates Ltd.              Vigilant Global (BSME)

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