Auity plans to hire more than 160 employees in 2019, with the majority of hires coming from new openings and positions.
Our hiring is the result of continued business growth and expansion. We’ve doubled our revenue in the past eight years, are on track to add $225 million to top-line revenue in just 24 months, and are now ranked as the 56th largest of 2,600 property-casualty insurance companies in the nation.
“Growth leads to opportunity for everyone,” says Ben Salzmann, President and CEO. “Acuity’s continued expansion means that not only are we able to provide rewarding jobs to new hires, but also to offer tremendous advancement potential for employees who seek it.”
Job openings at Acuity will span nearly every area of the company and offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. We plan to hire processors, underwriters, claims staff, programmers, analysts, specialists, and more. (See the current list of job openings on page 15.)
“Acuity continues to offer fulfilling careers to people of all backgrounds and levels of experience,” says Joan Ravanelli Miller, General Counsel and Vice President - Human Resources. “We are hiring recent graduates starting their first job, experienced insurance professionals seeking new challenges, and people from other industries looking to make a career change. Acuity also features a unique, employee-focused corporate culture where people work together in true teamwork and can also make a meaningful contribution to the community through our philanthropic outreach.”
Our culture and workplace have earned multiple recognitions. Acuity is the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award for Great Employers. Additionally, CEO Magazine recently named Acuity one of “The seven office wonders of the world,” and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) named Acuity one of the “6 Coolest Workspaces that Aren’t Apple, Amazon or Microsoft.” Other recent honors include being named to Forbes “The Best Employers for Women” and “America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers,” PEOPLE’s 50 “Companies That Care,” and the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For.®”
Acuity’s headquarters expansion project, completed last year, allows us to plan for significant staffing increases and business growth in the years ahead. Our recruiting takes many forms, including our innovative College2Acuity tour (see facing page). Additionally, referrals from staff and agents continue to produce the majority of our new hires.
“Referrals are important not only because they produce great candidates, but also because they show that people recognize Acuity as a great place to work,” Ravanelli Miller says.
Adding staff also reflects confidence in our continued growth and success as well as an ongoing commitment to our agents and customers.
“We need to be certain to have the resources in place to maintain our level of world-class service,” Salzmann says. “We believe in Acuity and have faith in our future.”