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Aon Hewitt names Cisco Best Employer in Canada 2010

November 3, 2010 | By Anthony Capkun

November 3, 2010

Cisco Canada has ranked first out of 121 companies surveyed in Aon Hewitt’s annual ranking of the Best Employers in Canada. The ranking, conducted in conjunction with Queen’s University School of Business, recognizes the top employers in Canada based on employee responses. Cisco achieved the top ranking in only its second year of participating in the survey.

“We are thrilled at achieving the top ranking on the Best Employers
list,” beamed Nitin Kawale, president, Cisco Canada. “Employee
engagement is central to our corporate culture at Cisco, which
challenges both employees and management to stretch traditional
boundaries and bring innovative thinking to how we work with each other,
our partners and our customers. Our success is due to the energy, drive
and commitment our employees bring to their jobs every day.”

Cisco says its ranking is due to its exceptionally high scores for
employee engagement. Cisco’s success in engaging employees is driven by a
corporate culture that empowers employees to work for positive change.
By offering employees challenging and engaging opportunities, Cisco
enables employees to make a significant contribution to the technology
industry and encourages employees to take a leadership role in every
aspect of business.


Employees are encouraged to take leadership roles through a range of
programs from business strategy councils and boards, to work-life
initiatives with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. Employees
are also empowered with Cisco technology to adopt flexible work
schedules, supported by collaboration technologies that connect
employees across Canada, and around the world.

“We are very pleased to congratulate Cisco Canada on attaining top spot
on the 2011 list of the Best Employers in Canada,” said Neil Crawford,
Aon Hewitt’s leader of the Best Employers in Canada study. “This
singular accomplishment clearly indicates that Cisco Canada has
developed a committed team of employees and is focused on continuing to
provide the tools, inspiration and motivation to drive success.”

This year, an average of 78% of employees at the 50 Best Employers were
classified as engaged versus 56% at other participating organizations.
Cisco’s engagement score was 90%. The results from this year’s study are
based on survey responses from more than 134,000 Canadian employees and
1534 leaders.

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