Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Gallagher Names Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition a Best In-Class Employer

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Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis Identified Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition as an Organization That Excels in Optimizing Employee and Organizational Wellbeing

Itasca, IL 1/25/22 — Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition scored in the top quartile of mid to large-sized employers who participated in Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition was recognized as an organization that provides innovative solutions for creating organizational structures, workplace policies and total rewards, which inclusively engages and motivates its employees.

“We are honored and grateful to be recognized in the top 11% of other mid to large-sized companies as a leader in employee and organizational wellbeing. This acknowledgment reinforces our company’s focused objective to provide comprehensive benefits and HR programs that best serve the needs of our employees and their families,” said Tobie Haskins, VP of Human Resources at Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition.

As a Best-in-Class organization, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition 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


“Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition takes a proactive and structured approach to planning, developing and implementing comprehensive benefits and HR programs,” said William F. Ziebell, CEO of Gallagher’s Benefits & HR Consulting Division. “In doing so, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition is able to develop a winning formula to attract, reward and retain the right talent and position the company as a destination employer.”

Gallagher 2021 Best In-Class Employer

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: 2021 Workplace Trends Report.

About Gallagher

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.


To learn more about Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition’s commitment to wellbeing in the workplace, please visit our Careers page

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