Forbes Names UWindsor Among Canada’s Best Employers

Tuesday January 26th, 2021

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The University of Windsor has ranked 31st on the 2021 Forbes list of the top 300 employers that have more than 500 employees.  The University also placed in the Top 10 among Universities in Canada.

“It is both gratifying and significant to be recognized,” said University President and Vice-Chancellor Rob Gordon. “And knowing that we’ve been named as a result of the direct input of many of our employees makes the recognition even more important.”

The award is a project of Forbes and Statista, a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Employees who participated in the survey were not consulted through their employers, but anonymously. Also, employers were not asked to be part of the survey.

The survey asked employees to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to give their opinions on a series of statements surrounding work-related topics such as working conditions, salary, potential for development, and company image.

“The University of Windsor is committed to creating a positive, rewarding and healthy work environment where employees feel engaged and supported to achieve their best and grow,” said Rita LaCivita, the University of Windsor’s Vice-President, Human Resources. “We provide an array of workplace wellness supports and benefits along with opportunities for our employees to be involved and collaborate on important initiatives. We place a priority on recognizing the contributions of our employees through recognition programs and awards.”

Dr. Gordon said the survey that was conducted in September and October 2020 also reflects a difficult time for most employers and employees in Canada due to COVID-19, including the University of Windsor and its more than 3,500 full and part-time employees.

“Our priority over the past year has been the health and safety of our employees while also continuing to build on our commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and service,” said Dr. Gordon. “And our staff and faculty have responded to these often uncertain times with incredible dedication and resilience. Their efforts have been greatly appreciated.”

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