Kitchener, Canada – Unitron has been named as one of Canada’s top 50 small to medium employers by the Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, and Aon Hewitt. This is the third year the company has appeared on the list, which is published in PROFIT magazine.

The annual competitive study rates Canadian employers based on input from their own employees. The survey attracts participation from public and private companies with 50 to 399 employees, spanning all major industries and regions.

The ranking is calculated based on a survey instrument that leverages Aon Hewitt’s Engagement Model™. This model identifies 21 key drivers for employee engagement that account for 85% of the factors influencing employee perceptions of their work experience, including people, work/motivation, opportunities, procedures, total rewards and quality of life/values, and corporate and social responsibility.

“We are thrilled to once again be named as one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers. It is a terrific reflection of the spirit of the people who work at Unitron and the culture we collectively foster,” said Jan Metzdorff, president of Unitron, in the press announcement. He added that the highly personal nature of Unitron’s hearing health endeavors gives its employees a shared purpose and a common goal.

Unitron employs 175 people at its global and Canadian headquarters, located in Waterloo Region, Canada’s “Silicon Valley.” More than 30% of Unitron employees have been with the company for over 10 years, and the company draws talented individuals from as many as 18 different countries. Unitron’s global organization includes 19 national operations and distribution offices in more than 60 countries.

"In this year’s survey, Unitron employees ranked our company’s corporate and social responsibility efforts extremely high. We believe this is a reflection of the charitable work led by our employees through the Unitron Community Connection (UCC). Through the UCC, Unitron has donated thousands of hearing aids to children with hearing loss around the world and raised more than $100,000 to provide hearing dog guides through the Lions Foundation of Canada," says Sue Delooze, human resources manager, Unitron. “This caring spirit characterizes our employee culture at Unitron and shines through in our survey results.”

More about the “Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada” study is available online at

SOURCE: Unitron