Every year, companies throughout the greater Chicago region compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. (See following list for winners.)
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on various categories, including 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 and Strategic Company Performance.
With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.
The Best of the Best overall elite category Chicago winners this year included:
Milhouse Engineering & Construction Inc.
Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners
Communication and Shared Vision
Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
Diversity and Inclusion
Employee Achievement and Recognition
Turner Construction Company
Employee Education and Development
Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention
Recruitment, Selection and Orientation
Strategic Company Performance
FONA International Inc.
“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first.”
These select companies are set to be honored on Thursday, July 22, on a virtual platform.
Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is sponsored by Baudville Brands, Now Health Group, FONA International, Corp! Magazine, Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Sana Benefits, HR Source and Become Unmistakable – uMap.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a national program that celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan and Nationally.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2022. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
Here’s a shout-out to all the winners:
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Associa – Chicago
Automated Business Designs
BDO USA LLP
Burwood Group Inc.
Capsim Management Simulations
CKL Engineers LLC
Collaborative Solutions LLC
Coplan & Crane LLC
CoSourcing Partners LLC
Daugherty Business Solutions
Digital Third Coast
Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Helping Hand Center
Healthcare Financial Resources Inc
Home Run Inn, Inc.
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Impact Networking LLC
International Contractors Inc.
Kforce Professional Staffing
Lakeshore Recycling Systems LLC
MedGyn Products, Inc.
Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company
National Equity Fund Inc.
National Futures Association
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
NOW HEALTH GROUP, INC.
Omron Healthcare Inc.
Peapod Digital Labs
Per Se Group
Radio Flyer Inc.
RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Inc.
Shop Smart, LLC
Signature Bank – Chicago
The Dagaz Group
The Marketing Store Worldwide
The Mx Group
The Pepper Group
The Salem Group
Total Quality Logistics
Tovar Snow Professionals LLC
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC
Turner Construction Company
Verve, a Credit Union
Videojet Technologies Inc.
Wespath Benefits and Investments
WOW! Internet and Cable
Zeigler Auto Group