Sure, you might find fancy espresso makers and the odd Ping-Pong table among the offices of the companies that earned a spot on the 2017 Aon Best Employers in Canada list. But you’re far more likely to find engaged, productive employees who love their jobs, do great work and spend almost no time trawling LinkedIn.

Here’s who made the cut and how they did it, as well as strategies that what smart bosses can do to follow suit.

Best Small and Medium Employers

These 40 organizations have mastered the art of employee engagement

Best Large Employers

These 39 organizations don’t let their size get in the way of employee happiness

Put People First

Mouvement Desjardins is giving its workers agency, and proving that any company can create engagement by focusing on employees

Give Everyone a Career Ladder

Birchwood Automotive Group engages its employees by equipping them with development opportunities

Help People Do Some Good

National Leasing has realized that enabling social responsibility is a great way to engage its employees

Make Managers Care

Medgate is connecting front-line leaders with their direct reports to ensure employees feel valued

Manage Performance Intelligently

Colliers International revamped its employee-review process for the modern worker

Create Evangelical Employees

Skyline Group of Companies encourages staff to be superfans, helping them recruit more top talent

Measure the Benefits of Engagement

Neil Crawford explains the cold, hard ROI of being a good boss

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