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Funeral Directors Life Named as one of the Top 5 Best Companies to Work for in Texas for 2017

ABILENE, Texas – Funeral Directors Life was named as one of the top 5 medium-sized companies on the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list for 2017, the company announced in a news release. The company rankings were published by Texas Monthly and announced at a special event held by the Texas Association of Business on March 23, 2017.

The Best Companies Group statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Best Companies Group and Texas Monthly in the 100 Best Companies list,” said Kris Seale, Funeral Directors Life president & CEO. “To be named as the #5 company in our category is truly an accomplishment.”

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

Funeral Directors Life was applauded for offering employees a comprehensive wellness program that includes an onsite fitness center, complete with daily classes such as yoga and Zumba, along with an onsite clinic staffed with a nurse practitioner, available to employees and their dependents on the company health plan. The awards program also recognized the company’s active community involvement and volunteer opportunities as well as the prayer team, which meets to pray at 8:20 every morning.

In 2014 and 2015, Funeral Directors Life received the highest honor this awards program offers by being named as the #1 Best Company to Work for in Texas (2014) and the #2 Best Company to Work for in Texas (2015) in the medium company category.

“One of our five strategic objectives as a company is to be known as a great place to work,” Seale added. “Awards programs like this one show us that we are on the right track. But we never rest on our laurels. Our goal is to continue to look for ways to make this an even better place to work.”

Posted March 28, 2017


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