…and our Great Place to Work CertificationTM proves it!
Longmont, Colo. — (June 8, 2021) — Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row. The prestigious designation is based entirely on what current Alliant National employees say about their experience working at the company. This year, 95 percent of employees said Alliant National is a great place to work – 36 points higher than the rating achieved by the average U.S. company.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Alliant National is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
“At Alliant National, we’re more than simply a team; we’re a passionate group of professionals committed to our communities and to each other,” said David Sinclair, president and CEO of Alliant National. “We work incredibly hard on our culture and strive for Alliant National to be a place where our employees enjoy coming to work each day. We want to empower them to deliver exceptional service to our agents.”
According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93 percent more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.
Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced, and continuously growing.
The Independent Underwriter for The Independent AgentSM – Alliant National believes in empowering people to thrive.
The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK CERTIFICATION™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
ABOUT GREAT PLACES TO WORK®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
Alliant National team members have an important role: to support the independent agents that help make the American Dream possible. Service is central to the field and at the core of the company’s mission. It should be no surprise that service-oriented professionals gravitate toward Alliant National, individuals compelled to make a positive impact in both their professional and personal lives.
One such group is the Alliant National Claims Team, based out of Florida, which has a long history of philanthropic activity. “In 2015, Alliant National went through the process of identifying the company’s stakeholders. One identified stakeholder was our community,” says Noemi Dedouh, Vice President and Chief Claims Council for Alliant National. “That process inspired our team to begin charitable campaigns in 2016.”
In 2016 and 2017, the Claims Team participated in two Habitat for Humanity projects. They helped build homes from the ground up in collaboration with several other departments within Alliant National, and beautified several homes in a subdivision the following year.
In 2018, the Claims Team donated time to the Ronald McDonald House charity. The team took a day during the workweek to make a home-cooked meal for the families staying at the House. Their work was supported by Alliant National as well, as the company donated all the food to the event.
2019 found the team participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Claims selected this charity in honor of a former employee whose mother had passed away from cancer. During that volunteer project, the Claims Team raised over $5,700 in donations, and the company added $1,000 toward the initiative.
This year, the Alliant National Claims Team kicked their service work into overdrive, taking on two charitable drives during the holidays. The first drive was completed during Thanksgiving. Partnering with the West Orange Foundation, which supports the communities of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the Alliant National Claims Team raised over $2,400 to help buy food for needy families. Once again, this fundraising initiative was supplemented by Alliant National’s $1,000 donation.
In December the Claims Team partnered with Toys for Tots for its second fundraising drive. Toys for Tots is a program with a mission that has been in operation for nearly 75 years. Between donations from staff, friends, family, outside counsel, and a company donation of $1,000, the drive raised a total over $4,500. The funds will provide toys to underprivileged children, a perfect cause for the holiday season.
“Alliant National and its employees donate time and money every chance they get to local charities,” says Dedouh. “We are so grateful that Alliant National supports our local communities and that we can bring greater awareness to these important charities.”
The philanthropy practiced by its staff and supported by its leadership is a natural extension of Alliant National’s efforts to empower the independent agent. The spirit of service flows through the organization, helping people build better lives and enabling the creation of stronger communities.
Interested in participating in Alliant National’s charitable activities throughout Florida? Contact Noemi Dedouh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is created through a language and customs, arts and practices that are shared by a particular work group. Culture is an identity, and it can attract or repel engagement with your organization.
All companies have a culture, whether it is one that develops
on its own or is deliberately nurtured. The questions is do you have the
culture you want?
Does your culture revolve around how your people respect
each other and your customers? Does your culture foster the experience you want
your customers to have? Is it time to be more deliberate or even make a bold
In a recent Gallup poll, 53% of workers reported they are
“not engaged.” From Gallup’s employee
engagement report: “They may be generally satisfied but are not cognitively
and emotionally connected to their work and workplace; they will usually show
up to work and do the minimum required but will quickly leave their company for
a slightly better offer.” That same poll reported that 34% of workers are
“engaged,” and it’s the highest number since this Gallup poll was created in
2000. Only about one-third of our workforce feels engaged, and that’s an
Imagine the change possible if we could reverse these
numbers? Gains in productivity, increases in job satisfaction – wins for
everyone! And that’s just a start.
To improve employee engagement, it may be time to reexamine
your company’s culture. Do you know what your people really want and what is
important to them? Have you asked them or are you making assumptions?
Each employee brings his or her own unique personality, life
experiences, skills, talents, work history and world view. We act, behave and
influence others based on who we are – and what we have gone through in life.
How people work together
can either happen by chance or by deliberate action. Culture allows us to find
commonalities among our differences, to align the group’s focus on a single
objective to achieve success.
I look forward to exploring company culture with you during
Lab: Culture Audit at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 during the ALTA
One conference in Austin, Texas.