Allstate Canada among Aon’s 2013 “Best Employers in Canada”

Markham, ON (Oct. 18, 2012) – Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is pleased to announce that it has made the 2013 Best Employers in Canada study. The study, conducted annually by Aon Hewitt – a global Human Resources consulting and outsourcing firm – identifies the 50 best organizations with the highest employee engagement, which is determined by leadership, rewards, workplace culture, values, productivity and the support of performance and development.

“We are honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s best employers, especially in a study that measures engagement of employees,” says John O’Donnell, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “We’ve all worked hard to take ownership of our corporate culture and create a strong and healthy work environment, so it’s gratifying to see us receive this external recognition and I think all of our employees can be proud.”

According to Aon Hewitt, employees are engaged when they speak positiviely 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 do the very best job possible to contribute to business success.

“In this national study, it’s really the employees who decide who makes the list, so that makes it particularly special,” says O’Donnell. There are three components used to determine the rankings: a survey completed by a minimum number of employees based on the organization’s size (in Allstate’s case, 1000 employees responded to the survey); the leadership team is surveyed to measure how closely the leadership and employee goals and fundamental values are aligned; and the Human Resources team is canvassed on policies and practices.

For more information on the study, visit www.hewitt.com/bestemployerscanada.

About Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of Canada�s leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products. We strive to keep our customers in “Good Hands�” as well as our employees, and have recently been listed on the Best Employers in Canada list. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. In 2010, Allstate Canada, in partnership with the National Hockey League Players� Association (NHLPA), created the Allstate All-Canadians program, a mentorship program designed to create future community leaders through the sport of hockey. Learn more about this program at www.allcanadians.com. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.goodhandsadvice.ca or www.allstate.ca.