WARREN, Mich., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. (See following list of winners.)
The 2012 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.
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.
"Our list of nationally recognized companies has grown significantly this year. This exceptional growth is a testament to how important this designation is for companies that want to have the best and brightest employees working for them," said Jennifer Kluge, National Association for Business Resources President, which presents the program. "We are proud to recognize and honor these winning companies."
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. 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 13 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 2013. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
Based in Warren, Mich., the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is a business organization of small to medium-sized businesses, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons nationally. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. Visit NABR online at www.nationalbiz.org.
2012 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ Winners
Acoustics By Design, Inc.
Adaptable Business Concepts
Aegis Communications Group
American Academy of Pediatrics
AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Applications Software Technology Corporation
BDO USA, LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Bridgewater Interiors, LLC
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Care Communications, Inc.
City of Atlanta
College Works Painting
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Computerized Facility Integration LLC
Credential Check Corporation
Easter Seals Michigan
Educational Data Systems, Inc.
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
FONA International, Inc.
Foundation Financial Group (FFG)
General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
Greeley and Hansen LLC
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Henry Ford Health System
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Impact Networking, LLC
Inergy Automotive Systems (USA) LLC
Inktel Contact Center Solutions
Insight Sourcing Group
International Contractors, Inc.
Jakob Marketing Partners
Jumpstart for Young Children
Magnetic Consulting Group
Marquette General Health System
Medline Industries, Inc.
Meridian Health Plan
Michigan Financial Companies/Platinum Wealth Solutions
Michigan First Credit Union
Mill Steel Company
Mission Home Health Inc.
Mutual Trust Financial Group
National Futures Association
Navint Partners, LLC
NCSA Athletic Recruiting
Nemeth Burwell, P.C.
Pcubed (Program Planning Professionals, Inc.)
Plante Moran, PLLC
Plex Systems Inc.
Rockford Construction Company Inc.
Seco Tools, Inc.
SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Sonoma Partners, LLC
Southwest Michigan First
The ALARIS Group, Inc.
The Comprehensive Group
The Marketing Store
The Paradies Shops
The So Cal Group
WestLake Financial Group
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
2012 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ Elite Award Winners
Southwest Michigan First (Kalamazoo)
FONA International (Chicago)
Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)
For Further information:
Contact: Sue Voyles (734) 667-2005
-or- Jennifer Kluge 1-866-321-1822
SOURCE National Association for Business Resources