Aflac's eighth consecutive appearance on Training Magazine's list ranks 33
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year,
highly developed education and leadership programs helped Aflac leap to Number
33 among the best corporations providing career development for employees
according to Training Magazine's annual Top 125 listing. During an exclusive
ceremony in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, the insurer was
honored for its professional and personal development courses, shooting up 13
spots from last year.
"We take tremendous pride in being designated as one of the best in
providing quality career-enhancement courses to our employees," said Audrey
Tillman, executive vice president, director of Corporate Services. "As we
continue to develop our corporate training offerings, it is validating to see
our workforce build their careers using the resources and knowledge we help
them to obtain."
To compile the listing, applying businesses completed a two-part survey
that highlighted professional skills, executive coaching, leadership
development, employee orientation, sales training and diversity programs.
Several of the company's training initiatives were lauded, including the
Aflac Leadership Academy, a curriculum designed especially for company
management that provides offsite training, discussion and activities all
geared toward promoting action-learning of core competencies. The Health
Insurance Program, an accredited program for high school students to gain
knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an insurance organization,
was also recognized.
In addition to professional development training, Aflac provides personal
development sessions referred to as Lunch and Learn courses. Topics addressed
include tips on budgeting and saving as well as classes for first-time home
buyers. The company also offers a variety of tuition-assistance programs for
first-time degree seekers and graduate students, and renewable college
scholarships for children and grandchildren of employees.
Training Magazine's complete listing will be available in a special
section of the March issue.
Other recent recognitions Aflac has received include being named for the
tenth consecutive time to FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in
America and making the Latina Style magazine's 50 Best Companies for Hispanic
Women to Work list.
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retention and aligning core business competencies with learning theory.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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