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East Gwillimbury named top employer by Morneau Sheppell
Winners determined solely by employees
April 5, 2018
Simon Martin

It looks like the Town of East Gwillimbury is good place to work. The town was awarded the Top Employee Recommended Workplace Award by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell last month.

The town is one of only two municipalities and one of 11 organizations across the country to receive the top award for having achieved excellence with a healthy, engaged and productive workforce.

The Employee Recommended Workplace Awards are the first of its kind to have winners determined solely by the organizations employees. Employees of each participating organization filled out an online survey where they were asked to rate themselves on the four key pillars of total health: physical, mental, work and social. The awards were given to organizations that have the highest overall employee scores in their category.

Mayor Virginia Hackson said she was not surprised that the town has been applauded as a company that makes health and wellness of staff a key priority. “Our staff are truly engaged and their passion motivates them to create a better community for East Gwillimbury residents,” she said.

Each employee received individualized feedback on their total health. The town is working with Morneau Shepell to analyze the overall results of the survey to identify successful workplace programs and policies and help develop future wellness initiatives.