Citing a 15-year organic growth trajectory and commitment to an engaging and collaborative employee culture, the national insurance brokerage, Assurance, announced it has moved its headquarters down the street to a new 75,000 square foot space at 20 North Martingale Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The company previously occupied several floors at 1750 East Golf Road in Schaumburg.
“Assurance invests an industry-leading percentage of its revenues back into the services and support teams clients need to improve their businesses,” Tony Chimino, chief executive officer at Assurance, said in the announcement. “The new location will enrich our culture and foster a highly productive working environment where professionals perform their best and deliver outstanding client results.”
Assurance executives point out that while the space will include new amenities to help improve each employee’s work experience, mere perks are not enough to create the culture needed to be competitive in today’s insurance market.
“Ping pong tables, free Starbucks and employee outings are nice, but they don’t play as big of a role in creating an engaged culture as people might think,” according to Jackie Gould, chief operating officer at Assurance.
Today’s workspaces must energize employees through amenities that allow them to be physically and mentally healthy while also connecting virtual employees with office-based staff. The new headquarters will continue to allow Assurance the ability to attract and retain “participative” employees because the insurance brokerage understands the power of engagement and productivity to reach its long-term goals. As such, the space will include conference technology enhancements, motorized desks that can be easily adjusted for standing, multiple mother’s rooms, a Zen room, fitness center and two large communal cafés.
Gould adds that every aspect of the new space promotes community. “We have strategically placed our cafés, conference rooms and workspaces where individuals are encouraged to interact throughout the day,” she said.
Assurance said the move will better connect the firm’s headquarters with its additional office locations in Chicago, Ill., and Arlington, Va.
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