WARREN, Mich., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of competing companies throughout the Metropolitan Detroit region vie for a 101 best and brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives can be named "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For."
These select 101 companies will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thursday, September 27 at the Henry Hotel located at 300 Town Center Drive in Dearborn.
An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories. 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 and the Best of the Best Small Business. (See following list for winners.)
The winning 101 companies also compete for 11 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a "Best of the Best Overall" award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.
The annual human resources symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Educational workshops will follow at 8:30 a.m. The topics of this year's sessions will include "Building Your Team to Support Your Corporate Culture," "Bridging The Talent Gap: Considerations and Solutions," "Engaging the Cross Generational Workforce" and "Building the Bridge to Success: How HR and Marketing can Dance Together to Enhance Brand and Win Talent." The keynote address by Lance Richards of Kelly Services, luncheon and awards ceremony begins at 11 a.m.
"This year's honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent," said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. "The selection, recognition and awarding of this year's 101 companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices and we are proud to offer them a venue to do this."
Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is sponsored by WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, St. John Health System and Staples.
Admission for the awards luncheon and symposium for members is $185; non-members, $195. Tables for 10 are also available for $1,800 for members and $1,900 for non-members. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Grand Rapids and now Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons. 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. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org or www.michfood.org.
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The 2012 Winners Of 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For In Metropolitan Detroit
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Angott Search Group
Austin Financial Group, LLC
Barton Malow Company
BDO USA, LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Bridgewater Interiors, LLC
Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Cambridge Consulting Group
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Community Financial Credit Union
Computer and Engineering Services, Inc.
Computer Consultants of America, Inc
Computerized Facility Integration LLC
Credential Check Corporation
DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
Detroit Athletic Club
E&A Credit Union
Easter Seals Michigan
Educational Data Systems, Inc.
Etkin Equities LLC
Express Employment Professionals
Family Home Health Services
Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Grant Thornton LLP
G-TECH Services Inc.
Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Health Management Systems of America (HMSA)
Henry Ford Health System
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Inergy Automotive Systems (USA) LLC
Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc.
Menlo Innovations LLC
Meridian Health Plan
Michigan Financial Companies
Michigan First Credit Union
Nemeth Burwell, P.C.
Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
Orchard, Hiltz, & McCliment, Inc.
Plex Systems Inc.
Red Level Networks
Seco Tools, Inc.
Service Express, Inc.
Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME)
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Strategic Staffing Solutions
The Epitec Group, Inc.
The University of Michigan Health System
Turner Construction Company
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
University of Michigan Athletics Department
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association