April 14, 2020 – Warren, MI — every year companies throughout West Michigan compete to be ®named one of “West Michigan’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. These select companies will be honored on Tuesday May 12, 2020 on a digital platform that the honorees will log into.
The winning companies also 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.
Winners are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 100 or less employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Small Business; 101-300 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Medium Business; employers with more than 301 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Large Business. 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 following list for winners.)
The annual symposium and awards program this year will be a digital event due to the COVID- 19 virus and will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Andi Simon – Blue Ocean Strategy. The digital awards presentation is emceed by Juliet Dragos of WZZM 13 News and Steve Kelly of NewsRadio WOOD 1300. The awards presentation will adjourn at 11:00 a.m.
West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Baudville Brands, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, ABC WZZM 13, Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, The Employers’ Association, Consumers Credit Union, Meijer, uMap, Clark Hill, Right Management, Garrison Dental and SpartanNash.
To participate in the digital conference, contact the NABR at 866-321-1822 or visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.
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, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, West Michigan and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (888) 277-6464 * www.thebestandbrightest.com