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Meridian named a 2018 Aon Platinum Level Best Employer in Canada

2017-11-09 9:00:27 AM
The 19th annual survey identifies Canada’s leading employers for workplace excellence  

TORONTO (November 9, 2017) – Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, is honoured to be named as a 2018 Platinum Level Aon Best Employer in Canada, the premier benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of Canadian and global workplaces. This year marks the first time Meridian has received Aon’s Best Employer distinction.  Platinum winning companies are those in the top-scoring 25% of all companies that Aon surveys as part of its “Best Employers” program.
 
“Nurturing and promoting employee engagement is a key priority for Meridian,” said Bill Maurin, President and CEO of Meridian.  “We view our employees as our greatest asset and it’s through that lens that we are able to build an ownership culture where employees feel valued and empowered to think of new and innovative ways to address the unmet needs of our Members.” 
 
This study recognizes and acknowledges leading Canadian organizations that foster and champion employee engagement and provides an in-depth view into employee and leader opinions.  Meridian was part of a distinguished group of  31 large organizations (more than 400 employees) to be recognized by Aon.
 
“The 2018 Aon Best Employers in Canada are selected based on their performance relative to data collected from over 734,000 employees and more than 500 companies of all sizes in Canada,” said Todd Mathers, Partner, Canada Talent Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt. "Congratulations to Meridian for showcasing employer excellence."
 
“At Meridian, we strive to provide our employees with a rewarding work environment where they can feel proud of not only the work they do, but about the difference they are making in the communities we serve,” added Maurin.    

What it takes to be an Aon Best Employer
 
The Aon Best Employers in Canada study is the country’s premier benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of workplace excellence using global standards based on more than 20 years of learnings and best practices from Aon studies conducted all over the world, relying on data collected in more than 150 markets from over 9,000 organizations in 68 industries, including over 734,000 employees and more than 500 companies of all sizes in Canada. Recognized organizations have achieved outstanding results among their Canadian counterparts for engaging employees, demonstrating effective leadership, building a performance culture and leveraging the strength of their employer brand.
 
About Meridian: 
With over 70 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, helping to grow the lives of its more than 300,000 Members.   Meridian has $17 billion in assets under management and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 90 branches across Ontario, and commercial banking services in 11 locations. Meridian Members also have access to THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,300 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca. 
 
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Media Contact:
Diane Medeiros
Manager, Media & Stakeholder Relations
Meridian
416-597-4444 Ext. 2667