Schaumburg, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2015)Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – has been ranked third on the 2015 Top Workplaces list by the Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. 

 “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

Assurance stays true to those findings by helping employees understand their role as it relates to the company’s overall vision and tagline of “Minimizing risk. Maximizing health.®” Each employee has been challenged to produce a short video on how they minimize risk and maximize health in their position at Assurance. If the company achieves a 90% completion rate this year, all eligible employees will receive a monetary bonus. It’s ideas like this that have won Assurance more than 75 awards in the last five years, including top three honors by the Chicago Tribune for three consecutive years.

“Although Assurance employees receive numerous benefits and incentives, the success of Assurance’s workplace culture stems from much more than that," said Steven Handmaker, Assurance's chief marketing officer. He continued, "There’s a strong sense of unity in the company. We all understand the corporate goals, work hard and motivate each other to achieve them.”

Handmaker and Katie Tarpey, who's a talent management coordinator at Assurance, accepted the award on November 12 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at assuranceagency.com

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.