CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton's Chicago operation has once again secured a spot as one of 65 "Best Places to Work in Illinois" for 2014. This is the seventh year in a row that Lockton Chicago has earned this title.
The rankings and awards are decided based on employer questionnaires regarding benefits and policies, as well as employee surveys focusing on engagement and satisfaction. The data gained from these documents is then sorted and interpreted to produce the rankings.
"Our company's philosophies focus primarily on creating an outstanding culture to deliver results for our clients," said Casey Warnecke, COO for the Chicago office. "Awards such as this one let us know that we are staying true to our ideals."
Lockton Chicago considers their workplace environment a contributing factor to their achievement of 19 percent average organic growth during the past four years. In order to maintain the highest level of service, they continue to add to their team, with 40 new Associates joining their Chicago office in the past 12 months.
The Best Places to Work in Illinois award is a project of the Daily Herald Business Ledger, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago and is managed by Best Companies Group. Their mission is to "identify and recognize places of employment that are leading the way in defining the employee experience of the 21st century" through award programs such as this one.
Companies from all areas of the state competed in three different categories including, small companies (15-99 employees), medium (100-499), and large (500+). As a large company contender, Lockton ranked tenth among its competition.
More than 5,000 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.