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Schaumburg, IL (August 13, 2014) - For the fifth year in a row, Assurance – an independent insurance brokerage – is being honored by the American Staffing Association (ASA) for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The Care Award distinguishes outstanding corporate charitable initiatives among ASA member companies, associate members and affiliated chapters. Assurance received honorable mention in the associate member category due in large part to its employee-run Assurance Caring Together (ACT) program.

The mission of ACT is to "inspire hope in local communities by becoming actively involved and developing meaningful partnerships with charitable organizations." After almost ten years of giving back, ACT is now considered one of the cornerstones of Assurance and its culture. The results obtained in a relatively short amount of time have been extraordinary. Here are just a handful of achievements since 2005:

  • 90% of Assurance employees take their paid day off to volunteer every year
  • 14,500 labor hours donated 
  • $110,000+ donated by Assurance employees, as well as their friends and family, towards an educational scholarship fund 
  • 250,000 pounds of food packed for Food Banks in Illinois and St. Louis
  • 58 wishes and small miracles granted through Make-A-Wish Foundation and Bear Necessities
  • 36 charity drives 
  • 11 consecutive tennis tournaments managed for the Illinois Special Olympics 

“As a business focused on people, giving back to others is inherent in what we do,” said Diane Poljak, Senior Vice President and Practice Leader of Assurance's staffing team. She continued, “We're honored to be recognized by the American Staffing Association and look to promote the benefits of CSR to staffing companies across the nation.”

True to her statement, Diane will provide a more in-depth look at the value of CSR during the Staffing World® workshop “Create an Effective Workplace Culture” on Tuesday, October 14 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. The ASA convention and expo, in metro Washington, will also showcase and honor the Care Award receipients. 

About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit www.americanstaffing.net.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.