Western Financial Group Selected as One of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, Western Financial Group (Western) has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers, continuing its commitment to employees, customers and the communities where Western operates. This is the third time in five years (2011, 2014, 2015) that Western has received the award which acknowledges forward-thinking companies.
Western was selected as an Alberta Top 70 Employer for cultivating an ownership culture through a share purchase plan available to all employees and for offering additional financial options and rewards. In addition, Western was given the Top 70 award because of their community involvement through the Western Communities Foundation each year, in the areas of public health, public housing, education and recreation. Western provides a corporate culture that encourages professional development and growth opportunities. These commitments allow Western to attract top talent.
“It is a great achievement and honour to be recognized for a third year as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers,” said Lena Secord, Vice President of Human Resources at Western. “As an organization, we feel that this award is truly representative of Western’s hard working employees and our corporate culture dedicated to our guiding principles of truthfulness, fairness, value and loyalty. We share this award with our 1,900 employees in over 160 locations across Western Canada.”
The Top Employer designation is awarded to 70 organizations in the province as part of an annual competition led by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, which recognizes companies leading their industries by offering exceptional places to work. The contest looks at employers in the same field and examines what makes them progressive and forward-thinking.
To participate in the annual competition, employers are evaluated on following eight criteria:
1. Physical workplace;
2. Work and social atmosphere;
3. Health, financial and family benefits;
4. Vacation and time off;
5. Employee communications;
6. Performance management;
7. Training and skills development; and
8. Community involvement.
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About Western Financial Group
Western Financial Group is a diversified insurance company that serves more than 800,000 customers across western Canada. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business insurance services through more than 162 office locations and affiliates and online. With a skilled team of approximately 1,900 employees, Western is committed to building the strongest insurance brokerage network in Western Canada.
Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada.