SpartanNash employees gather in the parking lot of the company's headquarters in Byron Center before driving out to volunteer at nonprofits for Helping Hands in the Community Day. Courtesy SpartanNash
A large group of West Michigan employers are considered some of the best companies to work for in the nation.
The Warren-based National Association of Business Resources, or NABR, announced last month its list of the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation, and 61 West Michigan employers are on the list, up from 58 in 2017.
The awards program honors organizations that display “exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees.”
Companies are assessed based on metrics such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
All participating companies receive a complimentary assessment report and benefits throughout the year.
Founded in 1996, the National Association of Business Resources said it “fosters a collaborative environment in which companies and leaders learn best practices, trends and vital information benefiting the company and its employees well beyond the finances.”
Through its Best and Brightest programs, NABR provides specialized business services, education and resources for businesses throughout the U.S.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation: West Michigan winners
Top 101 winners
Andy J. Egan Co.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Consumers Credit Union
Elzinga & Volkers
Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Soils & Structures Inc.
Southwest Michigan First
Advia Credit Union
Allied Business Services
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage
Arbor Financial Credit Union
Broadmoor Motor Sales
Butterball Farms Inc.
Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan
Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering
Greenleaf Hospitality Group
InsITe Business Solutions
Koops Factory Automation Systems
Legal Copy Services
Life EMS Ambulance
Mel Trotter Ministries
Metro Health University of Michigan Health
Michigan Office Solutions
OMNI Community Credit Union
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
Schupan & Sons
Trillium Staffing Solutions