June 4th, 2018 Chicago, Il. — 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 accolade. These select companies will be honored on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace. 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 luncheon.

“Being selected as one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in Chicago for a third consecutive year is a great honor. It’s a reflection of the hard work and focus our team puts in as we continue our transition from a pure staffing firm to a full-suite technology practice,” said Scott Upp, President & CEO of CoSourcing Partners.

The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and exhibit gallery preview at 8:00 a.m., followed by education and a community project. The luncheon and awards presentation will be emceed by Judy Hsu, ABC 7 Chicago News and Pat Cassidy, WBBM AM News Radio. The awards presentation begins at 12:15 p.m. and will adjourn at 2:00 p.m.
“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2018 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”
Winners are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with up to 80 employees are classified as Small Business; employers with 81-300 employees are classified as Medium Business; and employers with more than 301 employees 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.