PRLog - Aug. 5, 2014 - CHICAGO -- WestLake Financial Group, Inc. was just named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The company was chosen for its innovative HR and employee benefits programs and strong commitment to its employees. WestLake was also selected to the Chicago and National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2012.
“We are extremely proud to receive this award for a second time,” said Paul J. Burt, Founder and CEO. “WestLake fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We consistently inspire and challenge our associates to provide unique and advanced solutions for our clients.”
He added, “WestLake prioritizes its clients, but in order to have successful client relations, we must first have a robust and unified workplace. Our talented and dedicated team works diligently to provide clients with the best service and technology. Our company is proud to administer programs and benefits to show our appreciation towards our associates’ efforts and commitment to WestLake.”
WestLake offers a variety of innovative programs and benefits that promote teamwork, camaraderie, and self-motivation among associates, including:
· ACE (Acknowledgement of Coworker Excellence) Award recognizes and rewards one associate each month for going above and beyond to further the mission and values of WestLake.
· Semiannual events are held to bring associates together in a relaxed atmosphere outside the office. Cubs games and go-cart racing are among past events.
· Tuesday Lunch and Learns provide lunch and offers classes covering topics which impact the company as a whole. These topics range from Service Excellence, to What is our Data Process, to Nutrition and Stress.
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) selected only 101 companies that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment programs. Winners were selected by an independent research firm based on criteria in various categories including: communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. In addition, input from a survey administered to every WestLake employee was factored into the results.
“This award reflects our commitment to sustaining the welfare of our associates and clients,” said Christopher Clemmensen, President of WestLake Financial Group, Inc. “Our employees are devoted to their clients and demonstrate their passion through their teamwork. We are extremely proud of our team.”
About WestLake Financial Group, Inc.
Established in 1991, WestLake is a recognized leader in HR consulting and employee benefits technology services. By utilizing technology and personalized expertise to provide clients with web-based solutions, claims administration, broker and consulting services, third-party administration and call center support, WestLake enables clients to focus on core human resource activities. For more information on WestLake and the services they offer, please visit www.westlakefinancialgroup.com.
About National Association for Business Resources (NABR)
Based in Warren, MI, NABR is an organization of small to medium-sized businesses, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 2,000,000 persons nationally. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations;