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October 10, 2012

SickKids wins top employer designation for second consecutive year

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is proud to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the second year in a row.

“SickKids’ strength has always been its people and the innovation, dedication and passion they bring to their work,” says Mary Jo Haddad, SickKids President and CEO. “We’ve worked hard to ensure that our staff have a supportive work environment where they feel respected and appreciated.”

SickKids was chosen from applicants from across Canada and is one of four hospitals named to the 2013 list. Applications are assessed against those of peer organizations for the following eight criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. The list is the result of a national competition to determine employers that are offering exceptional workplaces for staff.

“Over the last year, SickKids has implemented many initiatives designed to enhance the working experience,” says Susan O’Dowd, Vice-President, Human Resources. “For instance, process improvements mean that staff can better target activities that have meaning and value for their work and better serve our patients and families.”

Mediacorp particularly acknowledged SickKids’ support for staff training and development, family-friendly environment, assistance with older staff transitioning to retirement, and great career opportunities.

The Top 100 employers were announced on Oct. 10 in a special editorial feature in The Globe and Mail, and are listed on eluta.ca. This is the fourteenth year Mediacorp has run the award.

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