(DES MOINES, Iowa) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company’s unwavering commitment to their employees’ long-term financial well-being leads to a competitive advantage, according to new survey from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services sponsored by the Principal Financial Group
Jewelers Mutual and the other companies studied show increased employee engagement, stronger customer relationships and deeper organizational expertise. Amid the challenges of a decade that began with 9/11 followed by the economic recession, companies surveyed maintained or increased their employee benefits.
These companies’ approach to employee financial security is the basis of a new white paper, “Commitment to the Future: 10 Years of The Principal 10 Best Companies” from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. The study sought to uncover what has made Jewelers Mutual and other winners of The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security stand out among their peers over the tumultuous recent past and what can be learned from these companies for the decade ahead.
“Jewelers Mutual and other Principal 10 Best winners continue to set the standard for improving employee financial security; they realize an investment in their employees constitutes an investment in their own future well-being,” said Luke Vandermillen, vice president at the Principal Financial Group.
For the past 10 years, The Principal 10 Best Companies program has honored growing organizations for their commitment to employee financial security. Jewelers Mutual was originally named to the prestigious list in 2008, and currently employs approximately 200 people in its Neenah, WI headquarters location.
“We are proud to have been named to The Principal 10 Best list and even prouder to participate in this important study,” said Darwin Copeman, president and CEO at Jewelers Mutual. “We are committed to investing in our employees and appreciate the opportunity to share our best practices with other growing businesses. We believe that maintaining this commitment to our employees helps us to attract and retain the high caliber workforce necessary to deliver the type of service that our customers expect.”
Learn more about The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security and see the full report at www.principal.com/10bestresearch.