2012 Best Places to Work in South Carolina
Company is one of top 10 large employers in the state
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 9, 2012) — Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company
has been named one of the best large companies to work for in South Carolina.
The prestigious designation is awarded by independent research firm Best Companies Group and is designed to encourage South Carolina companies to focus on, measure and move their workplaces toward excellence. Best Companies Group partnered with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and SCBiz News on the awards
Best Companies Group surveys participating companies and selects winners based on an assessment of each company’s employee policies and procedures. Companies are judged on factors including leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction. Input also is collected from a survey of up to 400 randomly selected employees, depending on company size.
“Receiving this recognition is a tribute to the quality of our employees and the value of the work environment we all strive to create every day,” says Ann Houser, vice president, human resources. “It also celebrates our special company culture that demonstrates the balance between being a large, successful national firm and caring for our employees and our community.”
Contributing to Colonial Life’s high ranking in the awards program is its strong emphasis on employee health and wellness, professional development and learning opportunities, community involvement and volunteer programs, environmental initiatives, communication efforts and employee recognition events.
Colonial Life was one of only two companies with national headquarters in Columbia to make the top 10 list for employers with 250 or more employees. This is the fourth time Colonial Life has been named one of the state’s Best Places to Work: the company also applied for and earned the designation in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing insurance benefits for employees and their families through the workplace, along with individual benefits education, advanced yet simple-to-use enrollment technology and quality personal service. Colonial Life offers disability, life and supplemental accident and health insurance policies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Similar policies, if approved, are underwritten in New York by a Colonial Life affiliate, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Mass. Colonial Life is based in Columbia, S.C., and is a subsidiary of Unum Group, one of the world’s leading providers of employee benefits. Colonial Life offers exceptional opportunities to join its expanding sales force of more than 13,000 career agents in one of the fastest growing segments of the insurance industry. The company provides award-winning training that has received national recognition for excellence. For more information call (803) 798-7000 or visit www.ColonialLife.com.