Toronto, November 19, 2010: Aon Hewitt today announced, I Love Rewards, the leading employee rewards and recognition solutions provider, as the #1 Employer in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

“The number one ranking of I Love Rewards illustrates a strong alignment between the leadership and employees in creating a successful and effective culture and business,” said Sandra Olszowka, Director of Projects, Queen’s University. “There are many ingredients necessary to achieve this type of result, and I Love Rewards is consistently understanding this and doing it well.”

I Love Rewards engages its employees based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement. ™ The Eight Elements include leadership, communication, rewards & recognition, accountability & performance, corporate social responsibility, culture, vision & values and communication.

2010 was a record breaking year for I Love Rewards. Some of the company’s key highlights include:

• #2 Best Small and Medium Sized Company in Canada
• 108% increase in gross billings
• 118% increase in employee base

“It is such an honour to be recognized as the best employer in the GTA,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “I love coming to work every day and am thrilled that our employees feel the same way. I Love Rewards is committed to its employees and will continue to implement initiatives to increase happiness at work every quarter.”

Organizations for 2011’s Best Employers in the GTA are selected based on the Aon Hewitt Best Employers study based primarily on survey responses gauging employee engagement. The 64 organizations identified as 2011’s Best Employers in GTA vary widely in terms of industry and workforce size. Nevertheless, research 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, indicates that they all share the key requirement to be named as one of the Best Employers in the GTA — high employee engagement.

About I Love Rewards:

I Love Rewards is the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions. Top employers in North America choose I Love Rewards for its proven best practices in launching and sustaining successful web-based programs. Our focus is to recruit, retain and inspire employees and align them to company goals. We believe that engaged, motivated employees drive the results most important to business success. I Love Rewards’ investors customers include: 3M, Ceridian, Eli Lilly, ConAgra and many more.

Press Contact: Sarah-Beth Anders, 416-531-1531

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