Fredericton, NB- Once again this year, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace. The designation is part of a program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in workplace well-being.
NBACL is one of three New Brunswick workplaces to receive the distinction, and one of nine in the Atlantic provinces. The designation was conferred on a total of 53 companies from across the country.
“We congratulate the organizations that have achieved this honour and look forward to celebrating together next month,” said Phillip Crawley, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail.
Recipients of an Employee Recommended Workplace Award will be named in 12 business categories at a ceremony to be held on March 20 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. The category winners will also be profiled nationally in The Globe and Mail.
Now in its second year, the Employee Recommended Workplace (ERW) competition recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. Employees of participating workplaces completed a confidential survey that included questions based on each person’s physical and mental health, as well as aspects of their work and home life. Each employee was given a score based on their responses, and a company’s total score was compiled from their employees’ aggregate results. The ERW is the only recognition of its kind that is based entirely on feedback from employees.
“Organizations that ensure their employees’ health is a top priority see a positive return on productivity, engagement and improved business results,” said Stephen Liptrap, President and CEO of Morneau Shepell. “We are pleased to see these employers being recognized by their employees for their efforts in creating a healthy workplace.”
Moira Wilson, President of NBACL, announced the achievement to NBACL staff earlier today. “We are extremely proud of this designation,” she said. “It is a tribute to everyone at the Association: our employees across the province, as well as senior management and our volunteer Board members.”
NBACL was one of nine Employee Recommended Workplace Award winners last year.
“We are eager to hear if we have received an award again this year,” said Wilson.
The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) employs over 70 people and has offices in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Miramichi, Bathurst, Edmundston and Charlotte County. NBACL is celebrating its 60th anniversary as the provincial non-profit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability, and their families, to end exclusion and build communities where everyone has the right to belong and be included, living, learning, working, and participating in community as valued and contributing members, just like you and me.
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