Saturday, 1 October, 2011 0:00 AM
Winners' from Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Announced Today
from Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to
-- At the annual Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest
Companies to Work For luncheon held today at the Dearborn Inn Marriott,
not only were 101 companies honored, but 11 Elite winners were also
honored, representing 11 different award categories.
The different categories
include: Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and
Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and
Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and
Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Work-Life Balance, Small Business
and the "Best of the Best" award.
Of the 11 categories,
one elite winning company was selected from each category. Elite
winners are selected based on their high scores and then named an
Elite winner in their respective category. (See following list of
Each company's entry
was evaluated by an independent research firm. Nominated companies
are assessed by reviewing a number of key measures in each category.
"The MBPA takes
the awards process very seriously and has worked diligently over
the past 12 years to create a program that is unbiased, collects
quantitative data, is rigorously judged and uses statistical analysis
in order to present an award that is well-respected in the HR field
and in the business community," said Jennifer Kluge, president
of the Michigan Business and Professional Association, which presents
the annual awards program.
Sponsors of the "Metro
Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" include
WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Corp! Magazine, Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, AT&T
Michigan, Detroit Athletic Club, Staples, McGraw Wentworth, Atlas
Oil, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inergy Automotive and Companion
The "101 Best and
Brightest Companies to Work For," a program of the Michigan
Business and Professional Association is presented annually in five
markets: Metro Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and West Michigan.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2012. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com
to obtain an application.
Metro Detroit's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to
ELITE AWARD WINNERS
Diversity and Multiculturalism
"Best of the
Easter Seals - Michigan, Inc. ( Auburn Hills)
Michigan First Credit Union (Lathrup Village)
Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)
Plex Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills)
OpTech, LLC (Detroit)
Rehmann ( Troy )
Arrow Strategies (Bloomfield Hills)
Based in Warren, Mich.,
the MBPA ( www.michbusiness.org
) is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized
businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who
employee more than 200,000 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 and Beverage
Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members.
Source: Michigan Business and Professional Association