The locally owned and operated Billyard Insurance Group is proud to announce they have been recognized as the Top Insurance Workplace in 2020 by Insurance Business Canada.
Insurance Business Canada’s Top Insurance Workplace recognizes exceptional insurance employers through anonymous employee evaluations on employee benefits, compensation, workplace culture, employee development, diversity, and those ‘illustrious extras’. Billyard Insurance Group (BIG) placed first among other insurance workplaces with high employee satisfaction.
The Billyard Insurance Group began in 1998 as a local brokerage in the heart of Welland. The renovated Welland office now serves as company headquarters, supporting their 40+ branches across Ontario after incredible growth in recent years. Comprised of mainly of Welland residents, BIG’s 80 head office employees make up an ever-growing team of underwriters, account managers, digital sales brokers and more. Stephen Billyard, President of the Billyard Insurance Group, asserted, “We expect that number to be over 100 by the year’s end.”
“From day one, it has been our philosophy that Billyard Insurance Group is a people-focused company. Our focus is to empower employees through training, support and technology to grow in their careers and serve our clients efficiently and effectively,” shared Billyard. “Creating an environment that fosters personal and professional growth is a top priority at BIG,” he added.
BIG emphasizes a holistic approach to employees’ overall well-being and not just their productivity, which yields an even better work performance as a result. “It is easy for companies to claim to be people-focused, but BIG has done a great job at creating a safe space where people can openly share their ideas aimed at improving health and wellness, and work together to create the atmosphere we have,” Jenna Barnes, BIG’s Human Resource Manager shared.
Throughout the day, head office employees are encouraged to take advantage of Welland’s beautiful recreational space conveniently located outside their downtown office. They have also created spaces within the office for employees to get physically active with a workout or friendly game of ping pong, as well as hang-out areas to simply engage in meaningful conversation with a co-worker.
“From the moment I started at BIG, I knew this wasn’t just your average office environment,” explains Amy Legault, Marketing Content Specialist at the Welland Head Office. “Being at a growing company like BIG has a promising future; they continually provide opportunities to advance in my career and grow as a person. What I appreciate the most is the strong sense of comradery among co-workers – we work together, genuinely care for each other, and celebrate each other’s successes.”
The Billyard Insurance Group is currently accepting applicants for a number of positions at their Welland office. Visit www.thebig.ca/employment-opportunities to learn more about the employment opportunities at BIG, and apply for through their website.
Already an award-winning brokerage, BIG has also been recognized on the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2020, as well as being named by Insurance Business Canada as a Top Insurance Brokerage in Canada in 2019 and 2020.
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