The votes were tallied and the results are in for the 2014 Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For survey by Insurance Journal.
The owners of the Best Agencies to Work For in 2014 highlight different programs or benefits depending upon their employee needs, their community, agency history, resources, even their own personalities and styles. However, it is clear that it’s not all about benefits and programs. Happiness in the workplace has a lot to do with people and relationships. Employees of the winning agencies cite high personal job satisfaction; rate their relationships with their immediate boss or supervisor as positive; and express a high opinion of their agency’s owner or principals.
Many employees are grateful the best agency owners support local communities through charitable efforts and community outreach. Employees are grateful for the opportunities their agencies provide for them to participate in community service. Employees also appreciate the generosity of their agency owners in sharing revenues in the form of bonuses and trips.
The best agencies also provide ways to help their employees grow – by giving them the tools and technology they need, and supporting them with education, training, performance reviews and, in some cases, mentors. The survey results clearly show employees value this support.
Insurance Journal wishes to thank the many customer service representatives, account executives, producers, managers and other agency staff who took the time to nominate their independent insurance agency in this year’s survey.