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Austin American-Statesman Names Watkins Insurance Group A Winner of the Austin 2019 Top Workplaces Award for 9th Consecutive Year

Watkins Insurance Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by the Austin American-Statesman. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

“We are so proud to be recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Austin for nine consecutive years. This ranking means so much to us because it reaffirms that we’re fostering an atmosphere where our employees know that they are valued and feel invested enough in our organization to provide feedback.” said Patrick Watkins, President, Watkins Insurance Group. “As Watkins Insurance Group nears the end of our 70th anniversary celebration, we’ve seen first-hand that success in business depends on providing the very best in client care. To provide that level of care, each employee must strive in their individual efforts to meet that goal. Simply put, I believe that an organization that provides the best for its team will have a team that provides the best for its clients.”

Watkins Human Resources Manager, Kimberly Vasquez, adds: “We like to recognize and celebrate who we are as a company. We have a list of thirty-five behaviors titled The Watkins Way. These behaviors represent the general operating norms of the company and align with our core values. The behaviors are a roadmap to our culture. These behaviors are another way for us to acknowledge each other and celebrate our culture.”



About Watkins Insurance Group

Founded in Austin in 1949, Watkins Insurance Group is now the largest and fastest-growing locally-owned independent insurance agency in Central Texas. Recognized as an IIABA Best Practices Agency and headquartered in Austin, Watkins Insurance Group has locations throughout Texas. The agency provides tailored insurance, employee benefit, and bond solutions for risks of all sizes.

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

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