CHICAGO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton's Chicago operation has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the large employer category for the 10th consecutive year. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.
"We are committed to providing an environment that enables all of our Associates to grow and succeed," said Casey Warnecke, Chief Operating Officer of Lockton's Chicago operation. "Getting this award for 10 straight years is a testament that our Associates want to come to work here every day."
The award is based on an employee survey, where Associates answer questions about company benefits and policies. It measures eight areas of engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. Associates scored Lockton at 90 or higher out of 100 in the survey results, and this year, Lockton's Chicago office placed sixth in the large employer category.
As the company continues to expand, the culture and commitment to Associates stays the same because Lockton understands that their people are the company's most valuable asset.
The Chicago office shows Associates they care by having;
- Monthly brown bag lunches with the President and COO where Associates give in-person feedback to executive leadership.
- Summer hours where the Chicago office closes at noon during six Fridays in the summer to allow Associates time to enjoy the weather and spend time with family and friends.
- Jeans days and months where Associates can wear jeans by donating to local charities in the community.
- Two days off per year to volunteer in the community, resulting in more than 1000 donated company hours in 2016.
Lockton's Chicago office grew by more than 16 percent in 2016. The operation has also averaged more than 15 percent annual growth for the last seven years.
"When we grow, it allows us to reinvest back into our Associates through financial and professional opportunities," Warnecke said. "It also allows us to provide the best service and strategy possible by investing in resources that benefit our clients."
The Best Places to Work in Illinois Award is an initiative sponsored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Advocacy Council and MRA – The Management Association. It is managed by the Best Companies Group. The initiative recognizes organizations for their employee involvement and overall workplace environment.
Lockton's Chicago office is located at 500 West Monroe Street, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60661. The office number is 312.669.6900.
Lockton is a global professional services firm with 6,500 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown to become the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker by helping clients achieve their business objectives. For eight consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
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