WARREN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qualified and talented employees are essential to a company's success. Every year companies are striving to keep these employees through innovative human resources practices. Those companies that do it the best have been named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For winner for 2013. (See following list of winners.)
The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance.
Additionally, three Elite winners were selected in the category of Small-Size Business, Medium-Size Business and Large-Size Business. (See following list of winners.) Elite winners were selected based on their high scores in all categories.
With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.
"Nationally recognized award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success," said Jennifer Kluge, National Association for Business Resources President, which presents the program. "Our list of nationally recognized companies has grown significantly this year. We are proud to recognize and honor these winning companies."
The companies that have been selected to be recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For™ will be featured in the December 5th online edition of Corp! Magazine. The winning companies will also receive additional recognition as a national winner at a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ awards symposium and gala at a location of their choosing in several U.S. cities.
The "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™," a program of the National Association for Business Resources, is presented annually in five markets: Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Houston and Grand Rapids. Nominations are now being accepted for 2014. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
The National Association For Business Resources based in Warren, Mich. boasts a sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.
2013 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ Winners
Acoustics By Design, Inc.
Allied Business Services, Inc.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Andy J. Egan Company
AnnieMac Home Mortgage
BDO USA, LLP
Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Burwood Group Inc.
Care Communications, Inc.
Carson City Hospital
City of Atlanta
College Works Painting
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Computerized Facility Integration, LLC
Consumers Credit Union
Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Crowe Horwath LLP
CSM Group Inc.
Daugherty Business Solutions
Educational Data Systems Inc (EDSI)
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
Express Employment Professionals
FONA International, Inc.
Foundation Financial Group
GiftCard Partners, Inc
Grand Rapids Label Company
Greeley & Hansen
Greenleaf Hospitality Group
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP
Hotze Health & Wellness Center
Impact Networking, LLC
Inergy Automotive Systems
Inktel Contact Center Solutions
Jumpstart for Young Children
Keystone Resources, Inc.
Kuraray America Inc.
Law Weathers & Richardson PC
Level One Bank
Life EMS Ambulance
LNE Consulting, Inc.
Marquette General Health System
McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Medical Research Consultants (MRC)
Metro Health Hospital
Michigan Office Solutions
Mill Steel Company
MSU Federal Credit Union
Mutual Trust Financial Group
National Futures Association
NCSA Athletic Recruiting
Nemeth Burwell PC
Noah Consulting LLC
Now Health Group Inc. (Now Foods Inc.)
Obsidian Technical Communication
PM Environmental Inc.
Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services
Potestivo & Associates, PC
Professional Benefits Services Inc.
Schechter Wealth Strategies
Schupan & Sons, Inc.
Sears Hometown & Outlet Store, Inc.
Seco Tools Inc.
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Shop Smart LLC
Sonoma Partners, LLC
Southwest Michigan First
Spot Trading, LLC
SWC Technology Partners, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc
Taylor's Special Care Services, Inc.
The Comprehensive Group
The Intersect Group
The Marketing Store
The Taubman Company
The University of Michigan Athletic Department
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
Walker Marketing & Consultants
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
2013 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™
Elite Award Winners
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Holland, MI)
FONA International (Chicago)
United Shore Financial Services (Troy, MI)
SOURCE National Association For Business Resources