Life insurer among the best places to work

by Donald Horne09 Nov 2015

Life insurers looking for the best employees take heed – ranking among the best employers in the nation goes a long way to attracting the best in the industry.

“A highly engaged workforce is invaluable to our organization because it means that our employees support our mission and work hard to provide financial security for Canadians and their communities,” said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. “Our staff members make extraordinary efforts to provide first-rate service to our clients, and bring our co-operative principles to life. They appreciate working for a values-based organization, and that's reflected in our engagement scores.”

The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer, with Regina-based Co-operators Life Insurance Company figuring prominently in the accolades.

Also included in The Co-operators listing are: The Co-operators Group Limited and Co-operators General Insurance Company of Guelph, Ont.; HB Group/COSECO of Mississauga; and CUMIS of Burlington, Ont

In addition, two other members of The Co-operators group of companies, Addenda Capital, based in Montreal, and the Sovereign General of Calgary, were included on the Best Small Medium Employers in Canada list.

The list is compiled through confidential employee surveys.

The Aon Best Employers Study is a unique piece of national workplace research that provides an in-depth view into employee and leader opinions, external benchmarking and identification of key priorities that drive engagement. Its data and analysis are used by employers such as The Co-operators to identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.