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BCAA recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers

(Burnaby, B.C.): For the fifth time, the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers for 2012 – a list compiled by international HR consultants Aon Hewitt and published in Maclean’s magazine. The ranking is based on an annual "engagement survey" of employees – one that 95 per cent of BCAA employees participated in last year. According to Aon Hewitt, BCAA achieved one of the highest survey participation rates in Canada.

"Being a 'best employer' starts with having extraordinary team members," says BCAA President and CEO, Tim Condon. "Our Members and customers trust us to deliver exceptional service and value, which we’re able to do successfully because of our caring and professional employees."

BCAA, which employs close to 1,000 people across B.C., ranks 47th on the national 50 Best Employers list and joins eight other B.C.- based organizations on this year's list. The 50 Best Employers ranking is determined based on surveys completed by over 112,000 Canadian employees at 261 participating organizations.

The respected annual list is unique in that employees – based on a comprehensive opinion questionnaire – determine which organizations make the list. The study measures employee engagement, not just satisfaction or employee programs. Employees are questioned on how well their employer is doing in a variety of areas, such as motivation, learning and development, leadership, recognition, and career opportunities. The survey has become increasingly competitive since it was first published in 2000. BCAA and its employees have participated in the survey since 2001.

"We’re striving to be an employer of choice," adds Condon. "Being recognized as one of the 'best employers' in the country indicates we're on the right path in how we provide employees with opportunities for development, recognize them for their achievements, and challenge them to do their very best."

The complete list of Best Employers is included in the October 31 issue of Maclean's magazine and available on the Aon Hewitt website.

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