COLUMBUS, Ga., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has been named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine. This is the third year that Fortune has published this list and the third time that Aflac has held a coveted spot. Aflac placed No. 82 in the inaugural year of 2015 and landed at No. 53 in 2017.
"Just as we are pleased to be among Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work for the past 19 years, we are very happy to be held in such high esteem by millennials, who now make up the largest segment of our nation's workforce," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Competition for the best and brightest minds is always steep, so it is a great advantage to have this validation of our company as a great place for millennials to consider for a rewarding career."
According to Fortune, to compile this list of the Best Workplaces for Millennials, Great Place to Work surveyed more than 398,000 U.S. employees from Great Place to Work-certified companies and ranked them. Surveys were conducted anonymously, and millennials' results achieved at least 95 percent confidence level and 7 percent margin of error for each organization. Companies were required to employ at least 50 millennials to be considered. Click here for complete methodology and to read more about this year's list.
Aflac offers several benefits that are appealing to millennials, including competitive salaries, employer-sponsored health care coverage, 50 percent matching 401(k) contributions up to 6 percent of salary, on-site health care services and on-site fitness centers. Since 1995, Aflac has contributed more than $116 million to the treatment and research of childhood cancer. In 2013, the company initiated its Duckprints program (aflacduckprints.com), designed to promote public and employee engagement in the fight against childhood cancer. For every social activity, including posts or shares that use the hashtag #Duckprints, Aflac contributes $2 to the cause, up to $1.5 million. The company also offers an annual volunteer program to construct homes for the underprivileged through Habitat for Humanity.
Millennials currently make up approximately 30 percent of Aflac's workforce. To read more about what makes Aflac a great place to work for millennials and to see what employees are saying, please click here.
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