National Association for Business Resources names Nitel to “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For™

CHICAGO [November 21, 2012] – Nitel, Inc., a nationwide provider of telecommunications services, has been named by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) to their list of 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.  This marks the second straight year Nitel has been named to this prestigious list.

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; and strategic company performance.

“It’s truly and honor to recognize this year’s winners,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.  “The selection, recognition and awarding of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ allows businesses to showcase their best practices and demonstrate why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work.  This year’s winning companies represent high standards and are an example for other companies to emulate.”

“We strive to provide a stimulating work culture,” said Nitel CEO Rick Stern, “one where employees are encouraged to work hard, play hard, and give back to the local community.  Each year we have two incentive trips and about ten local events for our staff.  We support a handful of local charities through corporate giving and employee involvement.  We provide skills training through Lunch-and-Learns and tuition reimbursement to foster employee growth.  And our work-friendly environment includes fun events like Bring Your Child to Work Day and our annual Holiday Party.  These things, coupled with our commitment to total client satisfaction, make Nitel a great place to work.”

The winning companies were honored at the Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ symposium and awards luncheon held on August 20, 2012 at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.  The full list of winners can be found at


About the National Association for Business Resources

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States.  NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible.  Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services.  For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit or call 1-866-321-1822.