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Gowlings Named One of the Best Employers in Canada for Second Consecutive Year

Oct. 20, 2011

TORONTO, ON – October 20, 2011 – Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, has been named one of the Best Employers in Canada for a second consecutive year, moving up 14 places to number 22 on the list. Conducted by Aon Hewitt, the Best Employers in Canada study recognizes those organizations that most effectively engage their employees.

“We’ve always been very proud of our ability to come together as a firm to accomplish great things,” said R. Scott Jolliffe, chair and CEO of Gowlings. “To know that our employees are passionate about what they do and proud of where they work, makes this recognition as one of Canada’s Best Employers that much more meaningful.”

Now in its 13th year, the Best Employers in Canada study is the only national survey in which employees themselves determine the best places to work. The 2012 study analyzed submissions from 261 employers. Aon Hewitt measured employee engagement by focusing on employees who are committed to remaining with their current employer; who are motivated by their organization’s culture to go above and beyond to contribute to business success; and who spoke positively about the organization to others.

“Everybody’s willing to help each other here,” said Lori Weber, office services clerk in the Waterloo Region office. “It’s a great team!”

The Best Employers in Canada results will be published in the October 31 issue of Maclean’s magazine, on newsstands October 20, and in the November 16 edition of La Presse.

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About Gowlings

Founded in 1887, Gowlings is one of Canada's largest law firms, with offices across the country, as well as in Moscow, London and Beijing. The Firm offers a diverse range of services to assist Canadian and international organizations in achieving their business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business law, advocacy and intellectual property, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in the energy, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, life sciences, government, financial services, technology and manufacturing sectors. Combining traditional legal services with innovative solutions in a number of highly specialized areas of law, Gowlings is Canada's go-to law firm. Visit www.gowlings.com.

About Aon Hewitt

Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human capital 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 www.aonhewitt.com.


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