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Educators Financial Group Earns 2024-2025 Great Place To Work Certification™

Outstanding positive score of 91% by Educators’ employees gained the company this prestigious certification.

Educators Financial Group is proud to is proud to be Certified by Great Place To Work®  for the 2nd year in a row.

“At Educators, we recognize that working for a purpose drives employee engagement. We continue to support our employees in pursuit of their career goals through meaningful work and continuing professional development support. In return they deliver outstanding service to our clients. I thank them for their collaborative spirit that has helped us (once again!) be recognized as a Great Place to Work® “

Applying for the Great Place to Work Certification is a two-step process. The first step is employee-driven, when company employees are surveyed using the Institute’s research-backed Trust Index® Survey. A positive score of 65% or more must be received for the company to move on to step two: the completion of a Culture Brief which outlines the company’s programs and practices. If the Institute’s benchmarks are met, a company is then eligible for certification.

Educators Financial Group not only achieved a 91% Trust Index score, but also achieved notable scores in a few categories in the 2023 survey. 93% of staff responded true that ‘taking everything into account, (they) would say this is a great place to work’. Furthermore 96% agree that people care about each other at EFG, as well as 96% say that when they look at what the organization is accomplishing, they feel a sense of pride.

Educators Financial Group ensures their employees realize their vital part in the company in many ways, including through the company’s Communication Strategy, which allows employees to feel motivated and connected, and to have a sense of belonging to something bigger and unique.

This Strategy features:

  • meetings with the CEO
  • CEO and HR-hosted round tables
  • quarterly half-day Town Hall meetings
  • monthly all-staff and departmental meetings
  • individual coaching with one’s manager, and a
  • anonymous employee engagement surveys.

Over the past three years, Educators has proven its commitment to the wellbeing of its employees through initiatives such as their “Work from Anywhere” program, as well as the Heath & Wellness Program with its HealthOne partnership.

Employee participation is encouraged and valued, as evidenced in Educators’ 6 employee-led Volunteer Committees. The Social Committee, Employer of Choice Committee, Environmental Committee, Committee for Community Care, Town Hall Committee and Joint Health and Safety Committee reinforce Educators’ culture of collaboration, reinforce core values, contribute to charitable causes in the community, and encourage fun social get togethers.

About Educators Financial Group

Educators Financial Group was created as a union benefit by Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) in 1975. Our mission is to create peace of mind for members of the education community in Ontario by delivering financial solutions tailored to their unique needs.

With over 16,000 clients in Ontario, we are the education community’s financial specialist. We

offer financial planning and a wide selection of investing and lending products and services exclusively to teachers, educational workers, and their families. Our financial specialists are located across Ontario, to better serve our clients’ needs. Whether they’re looking to obtain a mortgage, for investment advice or financial planning, we provide the best educator-specific options to help them achieve their goals.

About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place To Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.

About Great Place To Work®

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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