Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago
Press Release: July 2, 2020 – Warren, MI — Every year companies throughout Chicago 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 receive this honor. These select companies will be honored on Friday, July 24, 2020 on a digital platform that the honorees will log into.
The winning companies will compete for 13 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 digital presentation. All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For®, resulting in Better Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.
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, Medium Business and Large Business. (See the whole list of honorees here.)
“Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce though Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding race relations. In these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with others,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.
The annual symposium and awards program this year will be a digital event, due to the COVID-19 virus, and will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Keynote Speaker, John Ninkovich – Performix Group. The digital awards presentation is emceed by Pat Cassidy of WBBM 780AM Radio. The awards presentation will adjourn at 1:30 p.m.
Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Baudville Brands, NOW Health Group, FONA International, Assurance — a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, Clark Hill PLC, Milhouse Engineering and Construction Inc., Switchfast Technologies, HR Source, uMap and Corp! Magazine.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program 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, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and West Michigan, as well as Nationally.