Provider Insurance Group Wins Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work 2010

Award-Winning Woonsocket insurance agency, Provider Insurance, is recognized by the Providence Business News as one of the Best Places to Work offering flexible employment to achieve higher work-life balance.

Woonsocket, RI (Vocus) August 25, 2010 -- The Providence Business News is proud to announce that the Provider Insurance Group is a recipient in the small companies (15-49 employees) category for ‘Best Places to Work in Rhode Island 2010.’ Winners have more than just progressive and responsive workplace policies in place, but the best companies in Rhode Island have an engaged workforce, retain existing customers and find new ones, drive profit growth even in these difficult times as well as keep turnover low and innovative behavior high.

Work Life Balance: A Win-Win for All
For the Provider Insurance Group it’s the work-life balance that satisfies and motivates workers while helping them stay productive. Job development is an important aspect at Provider, where Provider encourages its employees to be licensed and offers bonuses for various designations. The company will pay for education classes as well as any necessary fees for employees to obtain or renew their licenses. Throughout the year, various leadership training and development programs are also offered, including webinars, speakers and motivational courses.

“Provider also recognizes the importance of having a healthy balance between work and life, therefore, employees can earn the privileges of telecommuting, job-sharing and compressed –workweek options” says Bill Darcey, President and CEO of Provider Insurance. “It’s all about working hard to play hard, so in addition, we have developed a work/life committee to plan events, activities and themed days. Lastly, we are so honored by receiving this award and we are happy that we are recognized for something we already believe we are and that is one of the Best Places to Work!”

Approximately 25% of the Provider Insurance Group employees in the company’s Needham, MA and Woonsocket, RI offices work compressed or flex hours through a variety of roles that include marketing, office administration and human resources. Provider’s actively expanding this percentage and frequently posts opportunities for people who are looking for work life balance.

The chance to advance a rewarding career without putting family second is what first attracted Elizabeth Pereira, Client Account Manager, at Provider. “Working at Provider is a dream come true,” says Pereira. “I love my career, but as a mother it doesn’t make sense for me to be away from my eight-month-old daughter forty hours a week. Here, I can have the best of both worlds – work and family. For me, it’s the perfect balance.”

About the Provider Insurance Group
Founded in 1945, Provider Insurance Group is a Trusted Choice insurance agency that has grown over the past 60 plus years into a world class, client focused organization. After a rigorous examination and fitness review of 17 quality points, Provider was awarded the Five Star designation, which is held by less than 1 percent of insurance agencies in New England. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Provider also has an office in Woonsocket, R.I. where it was voted ‘Best Place to Work.’


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