CHICAGO – June 24, 2019 – The National Association for Business Resources named Nitel, a leading next-generation technology services provider, as one of
Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year Nitel has received this accolade. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

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, Selectin and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.

“We are honored to receive this accolade for the ninth consecutive year,” said Rick Stern, CEO, Nitel. “In a competitive hiring market like Chicago, recruiting and maintaining top talent requires dedication. I’m proud that we’ve fostered an enjoyable and empowering work environment for our employees.”

“Now with the war on talent hitting the door steps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than a year ago. As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through their cultural innovation by maximizing their workforce potential, said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The winning companies of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® will 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 a luncheon on Monday, September 16th.

About the Best and Brightest Program
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program for the National Association for Business Resources 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. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” has annual symposium and award galas presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to obtain an application.