Acuity lands in top 10 of Fortune Best Companies to Work For list

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

Acuity Insurance nabbed the No. 9 spot on the 2017 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. For the third straight year, Acuity has ranked among the top large employers for its workplace and corporate culture.

“We are honored to be named among the best employers to work for across all industries, and the credit for this accomplishment goes to everyone at Acuity,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity president and CEO. “The largest component of our recognition as a great place to work is what coworkers say about each other and the workplace.”

Joan Ravanelli Miller, Acuity’s general counsel and vice president of human resources, cites the Sheboygan company’s entire 1,200-person workforce for the achievement and says everyone plays a role. “We all share in our success, and we are grateful to our colleagues for making it happen.

Over the past 17 years, Acuity has outpaced competitors in growing customer base and policyholder surplus. A strong workplace has contributed to the company’s low staff turnover, which has helped build stronger relationships with customers and independent agents, according to a statement.

The “100 Best Companies to Work For” list recognizes businesses that have exceptional workplace cultures. In compiling the annual ranking, organization Great Place to Work evaluates companies based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers.