By Heather Callahan,
Benefits & Compensation Specialist
Four minute read
In the fast-paced realm of cyber and information security, attracting and retaining top talent is a priority. Many companies, including AIS, offer impressive benefits to distinguish themselves from competitors. Our benefits at AIS, however, go beyond a recruitment strategy; they are deeply rooted in the personal journey of our CEO, Charles Green.
When Charles co-founded AIS in 2001, creating a robust benefits package was not just about gaining a competitive edge. It was about providing genuine care and support to employees—a sentiment originating from his own experiences. Having left previous employment with minimal investments in his 401(k), Charles understood the importance of financial planning and wanted to ensure that AIS employees never faced the same uncertainty.
Charles’ commitment manifested in a bold decision—to automatically contribute a significant 7% to employees’ 401(k). This move, more than double the average employer contribution in the United States, reflected his dedication to securing the financial futures of his team and their families.
This vision was not merely about corporate success; it was about creating opportunities for every member of the AIS family to achieve success in their own lives. Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, our benefits extend even beyond an outstanding retirement plan. Our employees have free, high-quality medical coverage and AIS contributes to their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), limiting the burden of healthcare expenses. In addition, AIS offers a competitive life insurance policy, free access to expert financial advisors, generous paid vacation and holidays, flexible hours and so much more.
A Continued Commitment
We work diligently every year to not only maintain our benefits package, but to expand our offerings and find the absolute best rates, vendors and resources for our staff. Recently, we added a sabbatical leave benefit to encourage our employees to innovate, gain knowledge, focus on self-development or pursue their interests (e.g., volunteer, travel, research, publish or other such activities).
We’ve also started a monthly Lunch & Learn series with our financial wellness partner, Crown Risk Management. In these sessions, the experts at Crown Risk provide valuable insights and strategies to help employees establish a lucrative financial infrastructure in their lives. Topics include navigating retirement and Medicare, investing, emergency savings, life insurance and more.
While our benefits undoubtedly contribute to our competitiveness in the market, they serve a more profound purpose—to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the security and wellness of our employees and their families while offering careers they are proud to have.