Lockton Insurance Brokers Ranked Among Southern California’s Best Places To Work
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC today announced it has been named one of the 2012 “Best Places to Work” in Southern California by the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Best Companies Group. The company was recently presented with the award at a luncheon ceremony in Los Angeles.
“This is the first year Lockton Southern California has participated in the survey, and we are very proud to be selected and make the list,” says Lenny Fodemski, Chief Operating Officer for Lockton’s Southern California operations.
The company’s placement in the large company category represents its exemplary work environment and culture, as well as ongoing commitment to industry leadership, growth, and Associate advancement, according to Fodemski.
“We’re thrilled to learn through the survey that our Associates are excited about our growth, and plan to continue their careers at Lockton. Our culture received high marks from our Associates who know their role is important to the company, feel valued and part of a team working towards shared goals,” he adds. “As an important aspect of our culture, we encourage our Associates to give back to the community and support their philanthropic efforts.”
In addition to its benefits package, Lockton offers some unique perks including annual sports challenges for employees, monthly R&R celebrations recognizing birthdays, anniversaries, and Associate referrals, company sponsored teams to participate in community charities, and paid time off when volunteering for community and charitable events.
“We have worked hard to create a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture that attracts and rewards the top talent in the industry,” explains Fodemski. “It is our Associates who have made Lockton among the top three ranking insurance brokerages in Los Angeles county.”
Best Companies Group is an independent research firm that manages other regional and industry workplace excellence programs in the U.S. and Canada. It manages the registration process, conducts the surveys, evaluates the data, and selects the firms that make the cut.
Lockton Associates responded to statements in eight categories including leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall engagement. This employee evaluation process counts for 75% of the score, while an employer questionnaire about the company’s benefit programs, policies, and practices counts for the remaining 25%.
About Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC
Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC is the Southern California subsidiary of Lockton Companies, the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Founded in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth. Today, more than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services that improve clients’ businesses. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three 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.
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