Toronto (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 — — Achievers (formerly I Love Rewards), the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, was named today as one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada.  Queen’s School of Business conducted the annual study in conjunction with Aon Hewitt.

“We use employee engagement as the standard for determining which organizations are the “best’ employers,” said Einar Westerlund, Director of Project Development at the Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, part of the Queen’s School of Business. “In this study, feedback comes directly from employees about their workplace and their work experience and enables us to measure how engaged they are.”

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 this year’s 50 Best Small & Medium Employers was 83 per cent; other participants in the study had an average score of 61 per cent.

“To be named one of 2012’s Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada for the second year in a row is an incredible feat, and speaks to our high level of employee engagement,” said Razor Suleman, Founder and Chief Evangelist, Achievers. “Achievers is committed to fostering a Culture of Recognition where its employees love coming to work because they know how their work contributes to the company’s corporate goals.  Our values are engrained in our culture – celebrating success is one of those values, and this is certainly reason to celebrate.”

To be eligible to participate in the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study, organizations must have been in business in Canada for at least three years and have between 50 and 399 permanent, Canadian-based employees. Employers with 400 or more employees may take part in the companion Best Employers in Canada study. A total of 261 organizations participated in the two 2012 studies.

To learn more about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study and register online to participate, please visit  Aon Consulting Inc./Hewitt Associates Corp. (Aon Hewitt)

About Achievers
Achievers is passionate about helping companies reward and recognize brilliant employee performance through our award-winning software.  Customized to your company’s brand and culture, Achievers provides easy-to-use social technologies to create authentic moments of recognition that increase employee engagement, retain top talent and drive business success. Achievers will change the way your employees, your managers and your company work together. Check us out on the web at

About Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing (QCBV)
Based at Queen’s School of Business, Canada’s leading business school, QCBV’s mandate is to become the leading and definitive source of knowledge and expertise in the creation, leadership and management of new ventures. It accomplishes this by developing innovative curriculum, providing access to pools of capital to fund new ventures, conducting applied research, brokering and being a hub of SME and new venture knowledge, and by playing a key role with decision-making bodies. Its focus is to increase the odds of success for Canadian new ventures.

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit

About Aon
Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.