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(2010-2011 HR#11) U of T one of Canada’s Top Employers for 2011

Date:
October 15, 2010
To:
PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From:
Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity
Re:
U of T one of Canada’s Top Employers for 2011

I am delighted to announce that once again the University of Toronto has been named one of the top 100 employers in Canada. Chosen annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition identifies organizations across the country with exemplary workplace policies and practices.

Over 2,750 organizations were involved in the 2011 competition and were rated on their performance in eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work and Social Atmosphere; (3) Health, Financial and Family Benefits; (4) Vacation and Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; and (7) Training and Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Despite the difficult economic context in which the University is currently operating, all three campuses and all divisions work hard to ensure that U of T continues to offer a workplace that is inclusive, challenging but collegial, with meaningful work and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. We will continue to develop and promote policies and practices that reflect our ongoing commitment to retaining and attracting the best and the brightest of faculty and staff. The upcoming Staff and Faculty Experience Survey will enable all employees to identify further opportunities for improvement.

The full list of the 2011 winners can be found online at www.CanadasTop100.com/national and is also published in a special editorial feature in today’s Globe and Mail.

I thank all of you for the work you do towards creating a positive and rewarding work environment and I ask you to please share this extremely positive news with your staff.