Aflac made BusinessWeek magazine's annual list of "Best Places to Launch a Career." The Columbus-based supplemental insurer came in at No. 58 out of 119 companies.
The magazine recognized Aflac for its college internship program, company benefits and leadership development training.
"We strive to create a work environment at Aflac that not only support employees in starting a new profession, but also in building a long-term career within the company," Sharon Douglas, vice president and chief people officer in human resources, said in a statement. "It is a special honor to be recognized by BusinessWeek as a top workplace, particularly as more companies find innovative ways to become an employer of choice."
To identify these employers, BusinessWeek did three things. The magazine surveyed career services directors at U.S. colleges to see which employers topped their list. Then they asked those employers to complete a survey on hiring, pay, benefits and training programs, which they compared to other companies in the same industry. Finally, BusinessWeek looked at 2008 survey results of more than 40,000 U.S. undergraduates, who named their top five employers of choice.
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BusinessWeek's "Best Places to Launch a Career" cover story will appear on stands Sept. 15. Visit www.businessweek.com to check out the online report with a complete listing of the top 100 firms.