(l-r): Tracey Bremner, Acting Director Human Resources, Manitoba Lotteries; Ian Cullwick, Principal with Deloitte Inc.; Marilyn Robinson, Vice President Corporate Marketing & People Services, Manitoba Lotteries; Tom Millar, Executive Director Human Resources, Manitoba Lotteries

A recent independent study by consulting firm Deloitte Inc. has recognized Manitoba Lotteries as a leader among federal and provincial Crown corporations and agencies for achieving best practices in human resources (HR) management.

The study collected data from over 50 federal and provincial Crown corporations, ministries and agencies including provincial entities from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland in order to evaluate HR performance and priorities. The Public Sector Human Resources Management Effectiveness Study captured performance across eight core areas of HR management. The results ranked Manitoba Lotteries as among the top three in the national sample and as a leader in achieving progressive and balanced best practices.

“Manitoba Lotteries clearly demonstrates an ability to balance effective human resources strategy with efficient day-to-day stewardship,” said Ian Cullwick, a Principal with Deloitte Inc., who led this national study. “Given the current economic climate and evolving labour market challenges, Manitoba Lotteries’ progressive and balanced approach to human resources management will indeed support an enhanced customer experience and business success over the long term.”

“We are pleased by the results of this study,” said Winston Hodgins, President and CEO of Manitoba Lotteries. “The study shows how we have made talent and workforce planning a priority through our various employee programs.”

Earlier this year, Manitoba Lotteries was designated one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2010 and was also named one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for 2010. Manitoba Lotteries has earned this latter honour for four consecutive years. More information on the HR programs and initiatives undertaken by Manitoba Lotteries can be found in recent annual reports available at www.mlc.mb.ca.

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