Austin American-Statesman Names Watkins Insurance Group A Winner Of The Greater Austin Area 2016 Top Workplaces Award
November 16, 2016
Fastest Growing Central Texas Insurance Agency is Recognized for Outstanding Work Environment
Austin, TX – November 14, 20165 – Watkins Insurance Group, one of the largest full-service, locally owned independent insurance agencies in Central Texas, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Austin American-Statesman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day — the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
“We are so proud to be recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Austin. This ranking means so much to us because it reaffirms that we’re fostering an atmosphere where our employees know that they are valued.” said Patrick Watkins, President, Watkins Insurance Group. “During our agency’s 67 years, 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 group 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 customers.”
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. Headquartered in Austin,
Watkins Insurance Group has seven locations throughout Texas, including offices in
Holly Lake, Longview, Marble Falls, Mineola, Tyler, and Waco. The agency provides tailored insurance, employee benefit, and bond solutions for business and personal risks of all sizes.
For more information about the Watkins Insurance Group, please visit www.watkinsinsurancegroup.com
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign — a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.