Since 2008, Crain's Chicago Business has set out to find local businesses that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. Crain’s partners with Best Companies Group who surveyed 26,000 Chicago- area employees about their organizations to find the top 100 companies. The two-part survey assesses company benefits, policies and practices. The second part was a confidential survey used to evaluate local employees’ workplace culture and daily experiences.
Assurance was recognized at an invite-only celebratory luncheon on April 11, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The luncheon unveiled the top 100 winners to an audience size of over 500 people. Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group spoke to the recipients being awarded that they were among the small percentage of companies that have found how to successfully engage their employees and make their company a place someone wants to come to each day. “Only 34 percent of employees nationwide are engaged with their employer. The companies on the Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work list averaged 95 percent,” noted Peter Burke.
“Our passionate and incentivized culture has long been acknowledged for helping to create a ‘great place to work’ environment. We believe our culture is fundamental to maintaining a highly productive workplace atmosphere where professionals can function at their best and deliver exceptional client results,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources.
Assurance is the premier, national insurance brokerage for clients and industry professionals. In stark contrast to its peers, privately-owned Assurance takes an alternative approach to growth by investing an industry-leading percentage of its revenues back into the services clients need to improve their business. Assurance attracts and retains great insurance talent by rewarding expertise, investing in career development, and recognizing contributions. Its employees enjoy an award-winning culture that fosters a highly productive working environment where top professionals deliver outstanding client results. Assurance is now the 35th largest insurance broker of U.S. business. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.
Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group (BCG), a division of BridgeTower Media, works with local media and publishing partners to establish “Best Place to Work” programs in order to identify and recognize organizations in a defined geographical area or industry that successfully create and maintain workplace excellence.