Training Magazine Names Aflac One of the Top 100 Organizations for Providing Training to Employees
Aflac offers training classes to help employees balance work and family life issues
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Feb. 28, 2005 - Aflac has been named to the "Training Top 100" list by Training magazine. The list was announced during an awards dinner in New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency on February 27.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Aflac has been recognized by Training magazine for its workforce development programs. Aflac offers a variety of training courses in computer education, industry education and management.
"We're honored that the industry recognizes something that we value so much. We know that when our employees are given quality training, they will be more productive and more effective in meeting the needs of our policyholders," said Gladys Williams-Tillmon, manager of Corporate Training and Development. "Aflac supports a lifetime of learning. We're committed to offering classes that bring out the best skills in our employees."
In addition to classes on leadership, career and personal development, Aflac also offers Lunch and Learn courses to help employees balance their work and family lives. Aflac also has a variety of tuition-assistance programs and scholarships to encourage higher education for employees and their children and grandchildren.
"Our Lunch and Learn classes are very popular because our employees get expert advice on a variety of work and life issues such as buying their first home, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease and starting a small business," Williams-Tillmon said.
Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide and pay cash benefits to policyholders unless they chose otherwise. Aflac's products are primarily sold at worksites in the United States. In Japan, Aflac is the largest life insurer in terms of individual insurance policies in force. In January 2005, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For in America" for the seventh consecutive year. Aflac has also been included in Forbes magazine's "Platinum 400 List of Best Big Companies in America" for five consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's listing of "America's Most Admired Companies" for five consecutive years. 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.
Patsy J. Thomas
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