ISL One of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in 2011

Edmonton, Alberta - ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) is pleased to be named fifth among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. This is the third consecutive year ISL has placed within the top five of the list.

The study of Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada is conducted by Aon Hewitt, the human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), in conjunction with the Queen's University School of Business. "At ISL, we work hard to maintain our unique culture, which can be challenging during growth," says President and Chief Executive Officer Rodney Peacock. "This study provides us with the employee feedback we need to focus our energy and resources on developing the programs that matter to our team every day. This keeps our culture intact and our employees engaged and engaged staff produce quality work for our clients."

Employee engagement is once again a hot topic, as Canadian companies who have survived the economic downturn strive to keep a highly productive workforce.

Defining Employee Engagement

Two hundred and fifty-one Canadian employers took part in the 2011 Best Employers studies. Organizations are selected as Best Employers based primarily on survey responses from more than 134,000 Canadian employees at these organizations that gauge their level of engagement. According to Aon Hewitt's definition, employees are engaged when they say, stay and strive: they speak positively about the organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations' leaders, managers, culture and values to go above and beyond to contribute to business success. The average engagement score for Best Employer organizations of all sizes was 80 per cent; the average for other organizations participating in the two studies was 59 per cent. See the full list of the Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada.

About ISL Engineering and Land Services

Committed to integrating sustainable solutions both internally and in project work, ISL Engineering and Land Services is an award-winning full-service engineering consulting firm. We are dedicated to working with our clients to deliver quality planning and design solutions for transportation, water, land and environmental projects. For more information, please visit www.islengineering.com.


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