DENVER, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As an organization that respects how hard its employees work, both on the job and at home, The IMA Financial Group, Inc. is proud to announce its place among the 2016 Best Workplaces for Parents. IMA ranked 46th on the national list, which is based on anonymous employee feedback, as well as benefits that help mothers and fathers participate fully in their organizations.
The ranking considered the results from more than 120,000 surveys of U.S. employees across a range of industries. IMA and other winning businesses excelled in parents' assessment of their companies' fairness, camaraderie, professional opportunities and other factors essential to a rewarding career.
"At IMA, we're always looking at progressive policies to help our associates have a healthy work-life balance," said IMA Financial Group, Inc. Chief People Officer Kyle Orndorff. "Unlimited paid time off, 12-week parental leave and remote work policies provide an environment for employees to be engaged at home, at work and in the community. Fortune's employer recognition is one of the most prestigious in the country, and we're honored it is highlighting IMA's family-friendly culture."
IMA understands that the benefit of a supportive workplace for parents extends to their colleagues, as well. Research from Great Place to Work has found that high-trust workplaces often experience lower turnover and faster revenue growth than their peers.
"Supportive colleagues, trusting managers and equal opportunity for advancement: The strengths of The Best Workplaces for Parents benefit all of their employees," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "The culture of professional respect at these companies is especially valuable for mothers and fathers as they meet the simultaneous challenges of work and family life."
About The IMA Financial Group
The IMA Financial Group, Inc. (IMA) is a diversified financial services company specializing in risk management, insurance, employee benefits solutions and wealth management. It employs nearly 700 associates at offices in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, New York and Texas. The IMA Financial Group is comprised of IMA, Inc., the ninth-largest independently owned retail insurance broker in the U.S.; Signature Select LLC, a retail insurance broker subsidiary providing personal and business insurance services for midsized organizations; Towerstone, Inc., a wholesale insurance broker; Eydent Insurance Services, a managing general underwriter specializing in niche solutions; CORnerstone Risk Solutions, an alternative risk services company; and TrueNorth, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that provides professional asset management and investment consulting services.
About The Best Workplaces for Parents
Published together with Fortune, The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based upon feedback from 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work–Certified companies that completed the Trust Index© Employee Survey. Mothers, fathers and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day work experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace. To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively mothers and fathers experienced their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where parents tended to have a less positive experience than colleagues without children. The ranking also takes into account how favorably parents experienced their workplace relative to colleagues without children, as well as the availability and generosity of maternity and paternity leave programs, adoption support and childcare programs. Organizations needed to have at least 50 employees to be considered and were compared to peers of similar size.
About Great Place to Work
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®" 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 industries.
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