Union Mutual Earns 6th Straight ‘Best Places to Work’ Honor
April 5, 2019
Union Mutual is proud to announce it was recently named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Company has received this award.
The 13th 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) provides overall respect for employees demonstrated by the caring, supportive working environment, compensation and benefits,” a Union Mutual employee commented in the anonymous survey. “Union management communicates openly and honestly sharing success and challenges with the entire team. The company continues to evolve to meet the ever changing marketplace which will provide challenging but highly satisfying jobs today and in the future.”
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 2019 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 of Vermont Companies, 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 $187 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York, and are all rated A-(Excellent) with a Positive Outlook by A.M. Best.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com.