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Ceridian employees taking part in the annual Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Ceridian was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2016):

  • Ceridian established the "Ceridian Cares" registered charity to assist individuals and families in communities where the company operates across Canada -- over $398K was raised through payroll deductions, fundraising activities and an annual corporate contribution last year, with the funds distributed to over 150 individuals, families and other registered charities
  • Ceridian helps employees who want to start a family with maternity top-up payments for new moms, a generous adoption subsidy (to $5,000) for families looking to adopt a child, and a post-secondary scholarship program (to $3,000) for employees with college-aged children, recently awarding 13 new scholarships and renewing 13 existing scholarships in the past year
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Employer Background

Industry Payroll Services
Parent company Ceridian Corporation Ltd.
Parent company head office Minneapolis, MN, USA
Full-time employees in Canada 1,566
Part-time employees in Canada 55
Full-time employees worldwide 5,047
Workforce engaged on a contract basis .1%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.7
Longest serving employee 44.6 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the head office features an impressive two-storey mezzanine that provides lots of natural light to the building's interior (managers' offices are located in the interior while employee workstations have access to natural light and views of the surrounding city), onsite lunch hour yoga classes twice a week, nearby fitness facility (employees receive a $200 annual fitness subsidy), telecommuter workstations, nap room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, lounge designed in a coffee-house style with a variety of seating for socializing and relaxation, (television has been used to tune into the occasional/important hockey game)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Snacks available Keurig and Tassimo single-serve coffee makers on each floor
Other nearby amenities YMCA, fitness club, The Forks National Historic Site, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, The Exchange District

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Ceridian Spirit/Social Committee (est. 1998)
Recent social events recently introduced the "Fun@Work" program, with coordinators at each office location helping to organize fun events, from summer barbecues to sporting events and employee outings, holiday parties during the Christmas season, year-end party (called the T4 Party)
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, discounted pet health insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 18 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), fitness equipment loan
Fitness club subsidy $200 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $3,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), peer- and manager-nominated "Rewards 4U" recognition program, which includes a points system that is redeemable for products as well as travel and experience rewards, group-based "Team Champion Recognition Program"
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs formal women's leadership network program

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Some of the community organizations supported over 150 individuals, familiies and other registered charities received grants from the Ceridian Cares in-house charity
Community highlight Through the company's in-house registered charity, "Ceridian Cares", Ceridian and its employees raise funds through payroll deductions and fundraising activities to help "improve the quality of life in Ceridian communities across Canada" through donations to individuals and families in need -- over $398K was raised last year with funds for 150 individuals, families and other registered charities, with the average amount being $2,655 and used for everything from the purchase of electric scooters to physical therapy costs to home renovations.

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