Forbes ranks U of G among top Canadian employers

No. 1: That’s the position held by the University of Guelph as Canada’s top employer among higher education institutions and one of the best employers overall in Canada, according to Forbes magazine.

U of G was the top university and fourth overall in the ranking of Canada’s Best
Employers released early this year.

In a Forbes article, Martha Harley, associate vice-president (human resources), says a sense of belonging and recognition is key to employee satisfaction.

“We are renowned in terms of our various areas of research and study around the world,” she says. “To combine that world-class piece with a community feeling is really a feat, I think.”

The ranking was based on a survey of more than 8,000 Canadians who worked for organizations with at least 500 employees.

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