SOURCE: Longfellow Benefits

Longfellow Benefits

May 17, 2011 10:17 ET

Hard and Soft Employee Benefits Make Longfellow Benefits a Repeat Winner

From Pilates to Professional Development

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Tangible benefits like health insurance and 401(k) are indispensable, but intangible benefits, like professional development and mentoring, are equally important for recruiting and retaining the best employees -- who'll give clients the best service.

Longfellow Benefits, a Boston employee benefits consultancy, shows how important it is to have both.

The firm encourages its associates to grow in areas that both interest them and benefit clients. It invests in partnerships and technologies that free up staff time for professional growth and provides a clear career path for its associates.

It even offers on-site Pilates classes.

Combining hard and soft benefits is why Longfellow Benefits was recently named one of the Boston area's best employers in the small-employer category (20 - 100 employees) by Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work 2011.

For instance, the firm's leadership encouraged vice president Kristie Howard to recently co-found The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, a nonprofit promoting healthier lifestyles for employees.

Longfellow Benefits blazes career paths for employees. It added five principals in 2011 and added other new positions, ensuring employees can feel confident about their future with the firm and in their careers.

"Over the last 11 years we've created a great culture by hiring the best people and letting them flourish," says Joe Gray, managing principal. "But now we're taking it a step further by building out infrastructure to support our employees in their roles, providing clear career paths and growth opportunities, and taking steps to ensure our organization continues to grow and thrive well into the future."

Longfellow Benefits has been honored as a BBJ "best employer" for six consecutive years.

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Longfellow Benefits provides employee benefits, executive benefits, and financial planning consulting services. Retirement plan consulting services are provided through Longfellow Advisors, a division of Longfellow benefits. The firm's technical depth, breadth of expertise, infrastructure, nimbleness, and service delivery help employers optimize each benefits dollar.

For more information, visit www.longfellowbenefits.com or call 617-351-6000.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Longfellow Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.

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