101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForCHICAGO [June 30, 2015] – Nitel, a leading nationwide managed telecom service provider, announced today that for the fifth consecutive year it has been named by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) to their annual list of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.”  They will be honored, along with other winners, at a symposium and awards celebration on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Oak Brook Marriott.

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.

All winning companies will vie for 11 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be announced during the luncheon. Judy Hsu from ABC 7 Chicago News and Pat Cassidy from WBBM-AM News Radio will emcee the awards ceremony.

Nitel CEO Rick Stern said, “We make a concerted effort to listen to the needs of our staff.  In the past year alone, we have invested in better training and increased paid time off while continuing to foster positive interactions among our staff through company events and community involvement.  The end result is a better sense of teamwork and a more productive workforce.”

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s Best and Brightest companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This award is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees in the Chicagoland area,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

A list of this year’s winners can be found here.

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