The Co-operators recognised as a Kincentric Best Employer 2021

21 September 2021

The Co-operators - Kincentric Best Employer 2021

ICMIF member The Co-operators today announced it has been recognised as a Best Employer in Canada as part of Kincentric’s Best Employers global certification, a programme that measures and recognises leading employers who capture the full power of their people to drive results and create sustainable competitive advantage.

With 20 years of experience in Best Employer certification across the world, backed by over 50 years of employee research and a robust global database, the Kincentric Best Employers certification compares organisations to identify those that strive to continuously inspire their people, spark change and accelerate business success.

“Our outstanding cultural character is shaped by the contributions of our employees, so to be recognised by Kincentric is a fitting testament to their passion and dedication,” said Rob Wesseling, President & CEO of The Co-operators. “I am immensely proud of the commitment and adaptability they demonstrated, especially in a year of such significant change. Only by fostering a thriving, inclusive and agile workplace culture can we continue our drive towards being a high-performance cooperative.”

To achieve recognition through the Kincentric Best Employers certification, The Co-operators was assessed on four measures:

  1. Employee Engagement: Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work.
  2. Organisational Agility: Employees see that the organisation is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
  3. Engaging Leadership: Leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values.
  4. Talent Focus: Employees see that the organisation is focusing on attracting and retaining great talent and creating an inspirational environment where people can thrive.


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