HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Community College is the first educational institution to top a study of Canada's best 50 employers.
The results of the Hewitt Associates-conducted study are in the January issue of the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine.
Out of the 50 best employers, NSCC is also the only Atlantic Canadian-based company this year.
Joan McArthur-Blair, NSCC president, said the achievement is thanks to employees sharing honest thoughts through the independent online survey.
"It is an objective assessment of something that those of us who work for the college already know and feel - we do important, rewarding work that engages and motivates people," she said.
"NSCC is a great place to work because we care about the work we do - changing lives through education."
One hundred and thirty-four Canadian organizations registered to participate in the study. The results from this year's study are based on survey responses from more than 108,000 Canadian employees, with additional input from over 1,200 leaders and human resources professionals.
"Employee engagement is an important determinant of retention and recruitment and will become even more critical as we continue to feel the effects of Canada's labour shortage," said McArthur-Blair.
The complete list can be found by visiting www.hewitt.com/bestemployerscanada.