Aflac Leaps 29 Places on Computerworld's List of Best Places to Work in IT
Ranks No. 46 of 100 Best Work Environments for Technology Professionals - 13th Time on List
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, serving more than 50 million people worldwide and more than 466,000 employers, has been named one of IDG's Computerworld 2012 Best Places to Work In IT, ranking number 46 out of 100, a leap of 29 places in one year. The designation signifies Aflac as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. It is the 13th time that Aflac has earned a place on this prestigious list.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
"At Aflac, Information Technology is an integral part of the business plan, playing a vital role in ensuring customer satisfaction," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Boyle said. "Being recognized by Computerworld as a 2012 Best Places to Work in IT honoree is a great tribute to our innovative employees and managers who provide leading technology to distinguish Aflac from the competition."
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie , editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."
Aflac and other organizations will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 19th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey in the June 18 (today) edition of Computerworld and at Computerworld.com.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have helped provide a safety net and given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2012, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 14th consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 10th time in 2011. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or aflacenespanol.com.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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