Aflac Named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 Companies for the Seventh Consecutive Year
Insurer honored as one of the top corporations worldwide providing the best in employee development.
COLUMBUS, Ga. – February 28, 2007 – An employee training curriculum including a variety of courses ranging from accounting certification to personal and professional growth helped Aflac earn a spot on Training magazine's annual Top 125 listing. The publication ranked Aflac at Number 46 among corporations worldwide providing the best opportunities for employee development.
This year marks the seventh consecutive appearance for Aflac on the prestigious list, climbing several spots to land in a top 50 position. The complete listing of the companies recognized by Training magazine will be available in a special section of the March issue.
“It is an impressive honor to be recognized as one of the top organizations in the world excelling in human capital development,” said Gladys Tillmon, Second vice president of Learning and Development. “Aflac values the whole employee. Our goal is to offer our workforce top-notch education programs that will enhance their professional development while promoting and encouraging personal growth.”
Aflac employees can earn industry certifications by participating in on-site courses offered during business hours. Examples include the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Health and Life Insurance Specialist (CHLIS) programs. The company also offers a job rotation program that prepares participants for career advancement opportunities. In addition to the on-site classes provided through the company's Employee Learning department, Aflac offers tuition-assistance programs for employees who complete coursework toward a degree from Columbus State University or Troy University – Phenix City.
This year, Training magazine expanded the ranking from Top 100 to Top 125. Businesses from around the globe won a coveted spot on the listing by completing a two-part survey that highlights professional skills, leadership development, employee orientation and diversity training.
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 six consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine 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.