LEWISTON — Androscoggin Bank has been recognized as an Aon National Best Employer for 2019. This award is a distinguished honor for employers in the United States that achieve certain requirements under Aon’s Best Employers Global Certification Program.
With almost 20 years of experience in best employer research across the world and backed by more than 50 years of experience in employee research and a robust global database, the Aon Best Employers certification compares organizations to identify those that strive to create sustainable, competitive advantage through their people and become extraordinary employers.
According to Neil J. Kiely, bank president, “This award reflects our deep commitment to operating as a mission- driven, values-based team to attract and empower the best employees, which in turn enables us to deliver exceptional value and experiences to our clients and community partners.”
Chief Human Resources Officer and _Senior_ Vice President Michelle Love said, “We are thrilled to be recognized as an Aon Best Employer, which demonstrates our commitment to our people and our continued focus on creating an engaging working environment built on trust and shared values.”
Alongside empowerment and engagement initiatives, the bank also strives to invest in progressive compensation and benefits including tuition reimbursement, individual development planning and paid parental leave. Androscoggin Bank currently employees 175 employees across 14 locations throughout the state of Maine. The bank is always looking for new talent.
Love added, “These results didn’t just happen. They arose out of our desire to listen to our employees, respond to their needs, and to create empowerment and ownership. Employees at all levels worked through defining our Bank’s shared values, and have been putting those values to work. Employees at Androscoggin Bank are empowered in a number of ways to do what is right for our clients and our communities, what is in line with our shared values, and what is best for our team.”
To achieve recognition through the Aon Best Employers certification, Androscoggin Bank was assessed on four measures:
* EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work. * ORGANIZATION AGILITY: Employees see that the organization is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers. * ENGAGING LEADERSHIP: Leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values. * TALENT FOCUS: Employees see that the organization is focusing on attracting and retaining great talent and accelerating to the extraordinary people’s potential.
PHOTO: Pictured, from left, Chief Administrative Officer Jeffrey Smith, Chief Funding Strategy & Relationship Officer Karen Hayden, Chief Financial Officer James Kacer, President Neil J. Kiely, Chief Lending Officer Benjamin Geci, Chief Human Resources Officer Michelle Love, Chief Executive Officer Paul H. Andersen. (Submitted photo)