The company was recognized for having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach.

CHICAGO – Monday, June 4 – Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, announced today it has been recognized by the National Association For Business Resources as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago. Only companies distinguishing themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful approach to human resources earn recognition as part of this program. This is the eighth year in a row that Nitel has been recognized with this award.

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.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago,” said Rick Stern, CEO, Nitel. “We’ve experienced record growth in recent years that would not be possible without the hard work of our dedicated employees. I’m proud that we’ve created an environment where our employees enjoy coming to work every day and feel motivated to support our partners and customers to the best of their ability.”

“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 created 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 very proud of this year’s winners.”

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. Winners are pooled by the size of their company. The elite award winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon on Friday, July 27.