WARREN (WWJ) - It takes a clear commitment to quality human resources initiatives for a company to be named a “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” These select companies will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Dearborn Inn Marriott.
This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in human resources in industries as diverse as automotive, insurance, hospitality, communications and nonprofit organizations.
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.
The winning 101 companies also vie for 10 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also an overall winner, who has excelled in all categories, will be honored with a “Best of the Best” award.
“This year’s 101 award recipients stand out from most businesses in that they have exceeded traditional human resource practices to recruit, develop, motivate and retain their employees. They acknowledge the value their employees have on affecting the success of their company,” Jennifer Kluge, MBPA President, said in a written statement. “We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees.”