Accolade reinforces company's commitment to workplace excellence
-- Siemens' flexible health benefits plan, first-rate vacation
packages and employee engagement programs cited among reasons
-- The 2014 competition marks the fourth time Siemens Canada has
been honoured with the Top 100 Employers distinction.
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada has again been named one of
Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014, reflecting the company's commitment to
providing a fulfilling workplace environment and best-in-class practices for
its more than 4,500 employees from coast-to-coast. Winners were announced
today in a special feature published by Mediacorp in The Globe and Mail.
Cited among the reasons for Siemens Canada's selection to the list is its
flexible health benefits plan that allows employees to customize their
coverage to suit their personal needs and life changes. Employee also receives
three weeks of paid vacation to start and share in the company's success
through a profit-sharing and share purchase plan.
Among the innovative internal programs Siemens Canada promotes to continuously
enhance the workplace experience, is its "Ways of Working" concept - a program
that provides a flexible work environment, including telecommuting, to offer
employees a better work-life balance. Siemens also operatesan employee
suggestion program that encourages employees to share their improvement ideas.
Ideas that lead to savings or new revenues are evaluated for their impact and
can lead to financial bonus payments of up to $100,000.
Siemens also prides itself on its corporate social responsibility (CSR)
program. Employees and management work together to support their charity of
record, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and have raised $1.5 million over the past 15
years to support the search for a cure. Siemens Canada also supports Habitat
for Humanity and Tree Canada as part of its annual CSR calendar. A national
employee-driven committee directs CSR Siemens' efforts across the country.
Now in its 14(th) year, The Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is the
largest editorial project of its kind in Canada, with thousands of employers
taking part in each year's application process. The project's distinguishing
feature is that its editors publish detailed reasons, providing transparency
in the selection of winners and practical guidance for job-seekers about
To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its
widely-used job search engine, Eluta.ca. From this initial group, editors
invited 25,000 employers across the country that created new opportunities in
the past year. Employers completed an extensive application process that
included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices, comparing
them to others in their industry and region.
-- "Receiving the Top 100 distinction is great news for Siemens
Canada. It reaffirms our efforts to provide the best and most
sustainable work environment, inspiring employees today and
into the future and will help assure our goal of attracting and
retaining the best talent."
- Kim Velluso, Vice President, Human Resources, Siemens Canada
-- "Winning organizations consistently have leaders who recognize
the importance of becoming an employer-of- choice, making it
part of their organization's DNA from the shop floor to the
- Richard Yerema, Author, Canada's Top 100 Employers
About Siemens Canada
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make
Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500
employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields
of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since
it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical
achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada
in fiscal 2012 (ended September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53
offices and 14 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further
information is available at www.siemens.ca.
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