BIRMINGHAM, Mich., September 1, 2009 — AGIS, a full-service insurance agency based in Birmingham, Mich., has been selected by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.” Mike Nixon, president of AGIS of Michigan, made the announcement.
The annual “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” listing features companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset and demonstrate best practices in human resources. Businesses that appeared on the 2009 listing were evaluated based on various workplace issues, such as compensation and benefits, education and development initiatives, recruiting and retention practices, and community involvement.
AGIS has implemented several programs that are designed to promote employee satisfaction and retention. One such initiative is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which features on-site sessions for employees and their families on topics such as financial and stress management. In addition, AGIS has held a number of “Lunch ‘n’ Learn” programs to educate employees on work/life balance and other topics chosen by the workforce.
AGIS has also increased its involvement in the local community; charitable ventures that are completed as a team have created a unified, uplifting environment at the office.
“We are thrilled to receive this distinguished honor,” said Nixon. “In an industry focused on customer service, we understand that our employees are at the core of our success and do everything we can to create a happy, productive and rewarding workplace.”
AGIS will be recognized at a ceremony on October 29, 2009 at the Marriott Dearborn Inn.
Founded in 1978, AGIS is a full-service insurance agency, representing over 60 insurance carriers. With offices in three states, the company provides complete employee benefit programs, funding arrangements and services, including plan design, benefit analysis, Section 125 plans, employee communication and enrollment, renewal preparation, COBRA services, claims and administrative assistance, and legislative updates, as well as products and services related to property/casualty insurance. In addition to Birmingham, AGIS has offices in Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Fla., and Indianapolis. For more information, please visit www.agis-inc.com.
About the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA)
Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations;discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).
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