KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton has been recognized for innovative and effective workplace strategy with the When Work Works Award. Lockton is the world's largest privately held insurance broker and has a culture of caring for its clients, Associates and community.
The award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) "When Work Works" project aimed at helping employers adopt effective and flexible workplaces. The prominent award, given to Lockton's Kansas City operations, recognizes employers of all sizes across the country.
"We know that our Associates are our greatest asset and helping them find work-life integration not only improves their lives, but our clients' businesses," said Joe Agnello, President of Lockton's Kansas City operation. "This recognition for the second straight year is a testament that Lockton is one of the best places to work, and Associates want to build their careers here."
Among the innovations that helped Lockton earn the award:
- Lockton offers 12-week paid parental leave
- Paid time off for Associates to support their communities through volunteerism
- Lockton's wellness program engages employees to be healthier and happier through incentives
- Team-based volunteer hours
"Building relationships is important at Lockton, which is why the company supports team-building events," said Tim Meacham, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "We strive to meet the professional and personal needs of Associates so they can thrive in the workplace."
The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of Associates. Lockton was evaluated on factors associated with Associate health, well-being and engagement: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
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.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.
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