TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, has been recognized as one of the 40 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, a leading global talent, retirement, and health solutions business. This is the fourth year that Ryan has been selected to this highly selective list, earning the prestigious platinum-level designation. This list publicly recognizes outstanding organizations that have created great work environments. The Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada program was established to identify and honor top Canadian employers, selected through the results of employee engagement scores and other factors measured by surveys of each firm's employees, human resources team, and executives. Ryan's commitment to attracting and retaining world-class professionals at all levels is central to the Firm's growth and market leadership position in the industry. The Firm offers an innovative, flexible work environment called myRyan, which measures work performance based on results achieved, as opposed to hours worked. Since introducing myRyan, the Firm has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, enjoyed consistent revenue growth, and continues to achieve record-high client satisfaction ratings. "It is an honor to be recognized for our employee-centric work culture, and this award reinforces our commitment to attracting and retaining top Canadian talent to support our ability to deliver superior client service and results," said Garry Round, Ryan President of Canadian Operations. "We are unwavering in our determination to build and maintain the very best work environment in the Canadian tax services industry," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "I want to personally thank our Ryan associates for the trust they've placed in the Firm and for demonstrating what a successful performance culture can achieve."A complete list of the winning companies and their rankings can be found here. About the Aon Best Employers in Canada StudyThe methodology behind the Aon Best Employers in Canada Study reflects more than 20 years of learnings and best practices from Aon Best Employer and employee engagement studies conducted all over the world, relying on data collected in more than 150 markets from over 5,000 organizations in 68 industries, including over 735,000 employees and more than 600 companies of all sizes in Canada. Using the stringent global standards developed for Aon's Global Best Employer Program, each participant's employee survey scores on engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand were assessed against Aon Hewitt's Canadian Survey Database and the opinions of Canadian employees. Organizations who score in the top 25% of the Canadian database achieved the Platinum level, while those who score in the top third achieved Gold level. About RyanRyan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a five-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.