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Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Allison Wallace

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Flight Centre Named One of Canada’s Top Employers for 12th Straight Year

For the twelfth straight year, Flight Centre has been rated among the Top 50 Employers to work for in Canada, according to Aon Hewitt Research’s annual rankings.

Flight Centre presenting cheque to the Sandals Foundation
The list of 2012’s 50 Best Employers appears in the October 29 issue of Maclean’s magazine, available on newsstands today, and the November 20th edition of La Presse. One hundred and twenty-eight Canadian employers took part in the 2012 Best Employers studies. Organizations were selected as Best Employers primarily on the basis of survey responses from more than 100,000 Canadian employees to gauge their level of engagement. At the core of the Best Employers list compiled by Aon Hewitt, a global HR consulting and outsourcing firm, is high employee engagement, which is driven by leadership quality, effective rewards, strong workplace culture and values, enabling productivity and the support of performance and development.

Flight Centre hard at work in Turks and Caicos

“We are obviously very proud to be recognized as a Top Employer in Canada for 12 consecutive years. As a people-focused organization this type of acknowledgement proves that our strategies are working. At the same time we are also aware that we must strive to be the best through constant improvement.” said Flight Centre President Greg Dixon.

 

METHODOLOGY: 280 Canadian employers took part in this year’s Best Employers studies. Aon Hewitt identified the Best Employers based primarily on survey responses from more than 168,000 Canadian employees at these organizations, gauging employee engagement levels and work environment factors. Participating employers were also required to survey their executive teams. According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: they speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying with their current employer, and are motivated by their organization’s leaders and culture to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. On average, 79 per cent of employees were engaged at Best Employers this year, up from 78 per cent last year.

 

About Flight Centre (www.flightcentre.ca )

1. Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets.

2. Flight Centre’s presence in Canada includes more than 190 shops and businesses and over 1,000 staff across the country.

3. Flight Centre’s other brands include: Corporate Traveller, FCm Travel Solutions, Cruiseabout, Intrepid My Adventure Store, Stage & Screen Travel Services, GoVoluntouring, GOGO Vacations and Employment Office.

 

Media Inquiries:

Allison Wallace

Media & Communications Manager

(604) 202-0872

 

 

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About the Author

Allison Wallace

Allison Wallace is the Director of Media & Communications for Flight Centre Canada. She is a published author and photographer and her passion for travel has taken her to 65 countries on 6 continents worldwide.



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