SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polk, the leading automotive marketing intelligence firm, has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Polk joins a host of prestigious companies from a variety of industries that were honored during a ceremony held earlier today at the Dearborn Inn Marriott.
This is the second time Polk has been honored with this award, which recognizes companies for best practices in human resources, including recruitment, development, motivating and retaining employees. An independent research firm evaluates nominees on a variety of categories, including communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, and recruitment and retention, among others.
"We are proud to be recognized for this prestigious award," said Deborah Young, vice president of human resources at Polk. "We've worked to improve our employee initiatives year over year and believe we've developed a great team-oriented culture here at Polk."
Polk scored especially high in the areas of recruitment, work/life balance, communications and commitment to community. Through Polk's innovative human resources programs, employees have the advantage of receiving a rich, rewarding employment experience that promotes strategic thinking and innovative practices among diverse cultures.
"Being honored by the MBPA with this award underscores and validates our commitment to continuous improvement here at Polk," said Tim Rogers, president of Polk. "Our human resources team will continue to look for new and innovative ways to improve employee engagement, productivity and increase pride among our employees," he said.
Sponsors of the "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" include WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Corp! Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, A T & T Michigan, Harvard Drug Group, Detroit Athletic Club, Staples, McGraw Wentworth, Atlas Oil, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Companion Life and HRAGD.
Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. The organization collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business and gain a competitive advantage. Polk helps automotive manufacturers and dealers, automotive aftermarket companies, finance and insurance companies, advertising agencies, media companies, consulting organizations, government agencies and market research firms make good business decisions. A privately held global firm, Polk is based in Southfield, Michigan with operations in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit www.polk.com.