NSCC one of Canada's best employers

Staff ~ The Amherst News
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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.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Hewitt Associates, Globe and Mail Business Magazine

Geographic location: Canada, HALIFAX

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  • Roger
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    I disagree. When I was a student at the Truro campus the education was lacking, and we could have been treated better. Waste of 2 years and thousands of dollars (and yes I graduated). Of course, this was my experience (and several people I know).

  • George
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    Great work NSCC! It's a good place for the students too!

  • ex student
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Let me guess Roger, you were being paid UIC while you were there, when you finished you were still unwilling to find work so all you have to do is degrade the CC's that have helped so many, including myself.

  • Jennifer
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Well I can speak in the highest regards for the teachers, staff and students at the Cumberland Campus during my time(s) there. I now have a wonderful education from attending (but not graduating of my own fault) the Human Services Program and then the Paralegal Program.

    The Paralegal Program and the experiences I gained while attending it (radio advertisement voice, 5 weeks job placement at the Crown Attorny's Office and 5 weeks at Fairbanks Law Office, and others too numberous to mention) are what enabled me to better my life and the lives of family.
    And yes, I was paid EI while I was there and was UNABLE to find work in the area that paid more than the $10 an hour I was making at the NSLC before I went to the College. I find it very irritating that if someone is not successful they blame the program. Take responsibility for yourself and make it work. If it doesn't work the first time do it again! Keep trying!
    It is unfortunate I had to move to Alberta to do it, but none the less at least we are in a much better situation. I went from a Judicial Clerk at an Alberta Provincial Courthouse, to a Paralegal for a Criminal Defence lawyer, to a Contract Administrator for the biggest oil company in all of Canada.

    Thank you very much to the teachers who really do go out of their way to help(especially you Mrs. Murphy and Dawn!) the staff (especially the front desk gals and the cafeteria staff) and the students (all my Paralegal gals - Belinda, Trish, Grace, Lisa, Ellen, and Megan) you all made my time there memorable and I miss you all very much!

    Oh, and Hi Mom!