TORONTO, October 15, 2010, – This is the third consecutive year that a blue-ribbon panel of employment experts ranked RBC among the best places in the nation to work. Mediacorp Canada Inc., in its annual survey of Canadian businesses, once again selected RBC as one of Canada's "Top 100 Employers."
The recognition looks at people practices of more than 75,000 organizations and companies, inviting roughly 16,000 organizations to apply. Selection of the Top 100 was based on an assessment of many aspects of the workplace including employee communications, performance management, training and career development, total rewards and diversity. Charitable efforts and community involvement were also considered.
"RBC continues to be recognized as a great place to work by various studies, which is no small accomplishment," said Gordon Nixon, RBC president and chief executive officer. "Recognition like the Top 100 shows what kind of workplace our employees have created together, and how deeply our values are ingrained at RBC. An important source of our success is a combination of our employees' ongoing commitment to RBC's vision of Always earning the right to be our clients' first choice, their pride in being a part of the RBC team, and the company's commitment to employee success."
RBC was recognized for rewards that go above and beyond traditional compensation, such as flexible work arrangements, career development, a flexible health benefits plan, and scholarships awarded to employees' children. RBC recognizes that employees have diverse needs and priorities so our Total Rewards package spans the choice and flexibility that employees desire.
"This notion of employees winning, creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential is part of our culture and supported by our policies and practices," said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer at RBC. "We believe that for us to serve our clients well and for the organization to succeed, we must harness everyone's talents and energy and apply them to achieving our common goals."
This year's winners are being announced today in a special editorial supplement in The Globe and Mail.