CHICAGO, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockton’s Chicago operation has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for the ninth consecutive year and ranked in the top five within the large employer category. Lockton is the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker.
“We are honored to receive this award again as it is testament to our Associates’ hard work in helping make our clients and their businesses better,” said Casey Warnecke, Chief Operating Officer of Lockton’s Chicago operation. “We constantly strive to foster and maintain a vibrant culture which helps keep Lockton a great place for our Associates to build a career.”
The awards are chosen based on an employer questionnaire about company benefits and policies, and an employee survey measuring eight areas of engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. The results are then analyzed to determine the rank order.
A year after Lockton’s move to its new Chicago location, Associates’ work environment satisfaction has increased, based on the Best Places to Work in Illinois survey results. During the past six years, Lockton’s Chicago office has experienced an average annual growth rate of more than 15 percent, in addition to averaging 18-percent growth in its total Associate workforce. As the company continues to expand, Lockton remains committed to maintaining a positive culture for Associates that supports them in helping to make their clients’ businesses better.
“Our new office has continued to benefit us, and we recognize the success it has brought to our business and our Associates,” said Warnecke.
The Best Places to Work in Illinois is an initiative by the Daily Herald Business Ledger, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Advocacy Council and MRA – The Management Association. It is managed by the Best Companies Group. The initiative recognizes organizations for their employee involvement and overall environment of the workplace.
Lockton’s Chicago office is located at 500 West Monroe Street, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60661. The office number is 312.669.6900. The office is currently seeking to hire seven new Associates in various roles.
More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For seven 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.