In addition to ranking among Canada’s Top 100 employers, McGill is featured for the third consecutive year among Montreal’s Top 20 Employers for 2011 (the list has grown from 15 last year). The annual competition is conducted by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of specialized employment information aimed at senior-level human resources professionals. Its blue-ribbon panel is composed of HR academics drawn from several universities across Canada.
McGill’s benefits, life on campus, and health and wellbeing program earned high marks from the panel. McGill is also recognized among Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for benefits such as maternity leave and parental leave for new fathers. In addition, the University offers employees fertility-drug treatments through its health benefits plan.
McGill scored high in the training and development category for its wide range of programs, in which case the University reimburses 100 percent of course tuition. And the University earned kudos from the panel for its vacation policy and for the number of days-off paid to employees in a given year.
Tony Meehan, publisher of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and sister publications in most provinces, said in recent media reports that the panel identified work-life balance as a common thread in selecting Montreal’s Top 20 companies. According to Meehan, “competitive employers had better get the words work-life balance into their communications if they expect to attract the talent they need.” Most HR studies point to work-life balance as being a major attraction for the X and Y generations joining the workforce.
McGill is the only university to rank among Montreal’s Top 20 Employers. It shares the spotlight with other high-profile companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, Ericsson Canada and National Bank Financial Group. For the complete listing of companies, please Ctrl + click on the following link www.canadastop100.com/montreal.