FLIGHT CENTRE NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S TOP EMPLOYERS FOR 11th STRAIGHT YEAR
For the eleventh 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.
“We all work extremely hard to make sure that Flight Centre is a great place to work and a place where we can provide our people with all the tools and opportunities for them to be the best they can be. Consistently achieving this ranking reinforces the things we are already doing right, but more importantly creates an opportunity to continue to strive to be the best through improvement.” said Flight Centre Canada’s President, Greg Dixon. “Happy, engaged employees also translates into a more positive experience for our customers.”
The list of 2012’s 50 Best Employers appears in the October 31 issue of Maclean’s magazine, available on newsstands today, and the November 3 edition of La Presse. Two hundred and sixty-one Canadian employers took part in the 2011 Best Employers studies and Flight Centre was ranked 17th overall. Organizations were selected as Best Employers primarily on the basis of survey responses from more than 112,000 Canadian employees to gauge their level of engagement. According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: they speak positively about the organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations’ leaders, managers, culture and values to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. The average engagement score for the 50 Best Employer organizations was 78 per cent; the average for other participants was 58 per cent.
“Those organizations ranked highest on the list have employee engagement of close to 90 per cent,” said Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt’s leader of the Best Employers in Canada study. “That’s an impressive accomplishment, particularly now when many parts of the Canadian economy are showing signs of recovery and employee attraction and retention is becoming more challenging.”
About Flight Centre
Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. Flight Centre’s presence in Canada includes more than 180 shops & businesses and over 1,000 staff across the country. www.flightcentre.ca
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