Union Assurance has been recognised as a Best Workplace, ranking among the top 10 in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance Industry in Sri Lanka. The accolade from the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute affirms the Company’s strong commitment to enriching its work culture and empowering team members. It was the first time that the GPTW Institute recognised companies under this category.
The Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance, Jude Gomes expressed pride in receiving such a prestigious accolade. He said it was largely due to the many initiatives taken by the Company towards making it a truly great place to work with a meritocratic culture.
“We have always enhanced the working experience in innovative ways. This is reflected in our high levels of employee satisfaction and motivation, which in turn has boosted the Company’s performance,” he added.
According to Gomes, the GPTW Institute’s recognition demonstrates the company’s commitment to being an engaging and enjoyable place to work. He thanked the staff for the support and cooperation extended towards creating a winning work culture.
“Our success revolves around a strong employee value proposition which aligns policies and practices to create a work environment that is engaging and allows for innovation,” he said. He further stated that there is much emphasis on empowering team members.
Gomes noted that the company rapidly adapted digital means to work from home considering the health and safety of staff. “As a forward thinking insurer, we took prompt action to mitigate the impact on the staff and workspaces,” he said. Working from home is now widely practiced in the company, with employees given flexible work hours. This has led to an outcome-driven culture.