Freedom Mortgage Named Best-in-Class Employer by Gallagher
Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis Identified Freedom Mortgage as an Organization That Excels in Optimizing Employee and Organizational Wellbeing
Boca Raton, FL – February 8, 2022 – Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the top VA and top FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S. was recognized by Gallagher, a leading benefits consulting firm, as a 2021 Best-in-Class Employer. Gallagher found Freedom Mortgage to be an organization that provides innovative solutions for creating organizational structures, workplace policies and total rewards, which inclusively engages and motivates its employees.
"This is a tremendous honor and I’m so proud of this recognition," said Stanley C. Middleman, founder and CEO of Freedom Mortgage. "It matters to us at Freedom Mortgage that we take care of our employees and provide the resources they need to succeed in their work and a supportive environment to thrive."
William F. Ziebell, CEO of Gallagher's Benefits & HR Consulting Division, said, "Freedom Mortgage takes a proactive and structured approach to planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive benefits, and HR programs which is essential in today’s war for talent. In doing so, Freedom Mortgage is able set its employee value proposition apart from the competition which allows them to better attract, reward and retain their talent."
A Best-in-Class organization, Freedom Mortgage scored in the top quartile of large employers who participated in Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The company was assigned points based on their relative performance in:
- Planning horizons for the benefits and compensation strategies
- Extent of their wellbeing strategy
- Turnover rate for full-time equivalents (FTEs)
- Completion of a workforce engagement survey
- Use of an HR technology strategy and its level of sophistication
- Health plan premium increases or decreases at the most recent renewal
- Use of a communication strategy
About the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis
Gallagher's Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis profiles statistically significant attributes of top-performing midsize (100-999 FTEs) and large employers (1,000 or more FTEs). Data from Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey was interpreted to identify participants that excel in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. To learn more about the report and the qualifying criteria, download the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis: ajg.com/Best-in-Class-2021.
Gallagher (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 68 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
About Freedom Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Freedom Mortgage is a full-service mortgage company that provides mortgage loans through retail, wholesale, and correspondent channels. One of the nation’s largest loan originators and servicers, the company is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Freedom Mortgage is the #1 VA and #1 FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S. (Inside Mortgage Finance, Jan-Sept 2021) and one of the mortgage industry’s largest philanthropic supporters of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The company is also renowned for its vibrant work environment where its team members can thrive. In 2021, Freedom Mortgage was named one of Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces and a Top Workplaces USA. Additionally, the company recently joined the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll for being recognized for the seventh time as one of the fastest growing companies across the country. Freedom Mortgage’s mission is to foster homeownership for all consumers across America. For more information, please visit FreedomMortgage.com.
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