Best and Brightest recognizes 13 elite companies

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Thirteen West Michigan companies were announced as elite winners at the annual “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” digital awards celebration held earlier this month.

Elite winners represent the best practices in human resources programs. The winners are selected based on their overall high scores and are then named an Elite winner in their respective category.

The most prestigious award, the “Best of the Best, Large Business,” was presented to Greenleaf Hospitality Group, which demonstrated excellence in all categories.

The company outranked all of the competing companies in every category used to evaluate the winning entries. The 13 elite winners are selected based on their overall high scores and then named an elite winner in their highest performing category.

“These companies have shown fortitude during this crisis and have inspired others to make critical decisions for the betterment of their teams” said Jennifer Kluge, president of The Best & Brightest Companies To Work For. “They focus on the needs of their employees as a primary objective, even in times like this and are the leaders of our West Michigan community.”

2020 elite winners by category

Communication and Shared Vision – Mill Steel Company

Community Initiatives – EV Construction

Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions – Consumers Credit Union

Diversity and Inclusion – The Wiser Financial Group

Employee Achievement and Recognition – Greenleaf Trust

Employee Education and Development – Humanex Ventures

Employee Enrichment, Engagement & Retention – Buist Electric

Recruitment, Selection and Orientation – Express Employment Professionals

Work-Life Balance – Epitec

Strategic Company Performance – Seaman’s Mechanical

The Best of the Best Small Business – Southwest Michigan First

The Best of the Best Medium Business – Andy J. Egan Company

The Best of the Best Large Business – Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Nominated companies are assessed by reviewing a number of key measures in each category. An independent research firm evaluated each company’s entry.

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.

The 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.

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