J. Smith Lanier & Co. has been selected as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Insurance

September 2014 – J. Smith Lanier & Co., was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. This sixth annual program was created by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group.

“For the past five years, J. Smith Lanier & Co. is honored to be named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine. We would not be the company we are today without the exceptional dedication our employees give to make J. Smith Lanier & Co. a wonderful organization ,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co., Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Insurance.

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 United States;
  • Have at least 25 employees;
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year;
  • Be one of 8 options within the insurance industry (see program website for eligibility).

Companies from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Insurance. 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 for this program, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

The ranking of the sixth annual Best Places to Work in Insurance will be unveiled in the September 29 issue of Business Insurance.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Insurance program, visithttp://www.BestPlacestoWorkINS.com.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the oldest and most respected privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 575 employees in 5 states and 18 offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.


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