Aflac Named to Fortune's List of Best Places to Work For
2010 Marks Aflac's 12th Consecutive Year on Prestigious List
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the company that pays you cash when you are sick or hurt, has once again been named to Fortune magazine's prestigious list of Best Places to Work For. This marks the 12th consecutive year that Aflac has held a spot on the list of Best Places to Work For. Aflac is listed at Number 37 on the prestigious list.
"We are proud to have been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work For for the 12th consecutive year," Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO said. "It once again validates our company's long-held belief that if you treat your employees well, they will take care of the business."
Fortune Deputy Managing Editor Hank Gilman says, "The most important considerations for this year's list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping their employees weather the recession. Of the 100 companies on the 2010 list, 65 are currently hiring, representing a total of more than 92,000 open job positions."
To pick the 100 Best Companies, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefits programs, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity.
The full list and related stories appear in the February 8 issue of Fortune, available on newsstands on Monday, January 25, and is available online now.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. As the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan, Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for three consecutive years and was also named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for two consecutive years. In 2009 Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eleventh consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of the Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. Aflac appears on Hispanic Enterprise magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity and on Black Enterprise magazine's list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. Aflac was also named by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. 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.
Fortune magazine is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises, including the Fortune 500 and the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Fortune Live Media extends the brand's mission into live events, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including Fortune's Most Powerful Women and the Fortune Global Forum. Fortune publishes English-language editions in Europe and Asia, and local-language editions in China and South Korea. Fortune magazine's online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination Web site.
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