Union Mutual earns 5th straight “Best Places to Work in Vermont” honor
March 27, 2018
MONTPELIER – Union Mutual is proud to announce it was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Company has received this award.
The 12th annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Vermont State Council and Best Companies Group.
“Union Mutual does an exemplary job of balancing the task at hand – being a for-profit business – with also keeping employees engaged, challenged, rewarded and satisfied. Having worked other places, there is no way a better company exists than this one,” a Union Mutual employee commented in the anonymous survey.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont list is made up of 50 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in the state of Vermont;
– Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Vermont; and
– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Union Mutual, founded in 1874, is a property casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; Eastern Mutual Insurance Company, based in Greenville, New York; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Troy, New York. The four companies write a total of $175 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York, and are all rated A-(Excellent) by A.M. Best.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com.