Royal Neighbors earns Great Place to Work honor

Royal Neighbors of America has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for the fifth time, the Rock Island-based fraternal benefit society announced. 

The Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers and is the global benchmark for identifying outstanding employee experiences. Great Place to Work designated Tuesday, May 17, as Certification Nation Day to salute and recognize the companies working to create great places to work.

“We foster a culture of flexibility, belonging, and inclusion,” Royal Neighbors Human Resources Executive Angie Johnson said in a news release. “We make work meaningful by empowering employees to not only grow their careers, but also make an impact in their communities.”

The fraternal benefit society’s employees identify themselves as “Royal Neighbors” – a name created by combining “neighbor-helping-neighbor” with “royal” that signifies our founders’ belief in the nobility of the work they would do. 

Employees and Royal Neighbors members contributed to the organization’s record $21 million dollars in social impact in 2021.

“We are excited to showcase our amazing employees and everything they do every day to drive our mission of insuring lives, supporting women, and serving communities,” Ms. Johnson said. “Our Royal Neighbors are proud to be a part of Certification Nation Day alongside so many other amazing organizations.”

“Certified companies put employees first,” Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush said in the release. “Thriving employees increase revenue, profit and provide market-leading customer experiences. I hope that Certification Nation Day can inspire other executives to create and sustain employee-first cultures.” 

For more information on Royal Neighbors’ certification, visit the Great Place to Work website.

“While I’m proud and inspired by our fifth certification, I am not surprised,” Interim-President & CEO Curt Zeck said in the release. “This is who we are. As Royal Neighbors, we adhere to timeless values, use perseverance to carry our families and communities through challenging times, and we commit to making a meaningful and lasting impact through volunteerism. This is all part of our cultural DNA, makes work meaningful, and makes us proud to call ourselves Royal Neighbors.”

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.

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