COLUMBUS, Ga., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader of voluntary insurance sales at the work site in the United States, announced today it has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 18th consecutive year Aflac has appeared on this prestigious list, continuing the Georgia-based company's record of the longest number of consecutive years appearing on the list in the insurance industry. Aflac finished at No. 50 on the 2016 list.
Aflac was selected out of hundreds of companies vying for a place on this year's list. The selection process for applicant companies opting to participate includes an employee survey and in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Creators of the list's methodology have found that when employees consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy their co-workers, they believe they work for great organizations.
"It is an incredible honor for Aflac to be named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, now for an extraordinary 18th consecutive year," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "It's only fitting that our employees, who work diligently to serve our policyholders and make our company profitable for our investors, have the opportunity to work in an environment of integrity, respect, ethics, enjoyment and amity."
Supporting Aflac's recognition as a company that cares for its employees is the Career Success Center, a full-time office created in 2014 designed to help employees guide their career paths. At the center, employees can learn what opportunities exist for potential advancement as well as learn proper techniques for interviewing and resume enhancement. Since opening its doors in 2014, more than 1,300 employees have visited the Career Success Center, while 34 percent of people who have utilized the office's services have either been promoted or are currently working in an area more suitable for career enhancement.
"Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it, as well, as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture."
To view the complete 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader of voluntary insurance sales at the work site. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year. Also, in 2016, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies, and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
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