U-M Health System recognized as one of this year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The U-M Health System has been nationally selected among the 2011 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™. UMHS is among only 90 companies chosen for this prestigious honor.

In September, UMHS was recognized as one of this year’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Metro Detroit for the fifth straight year. Now the honor has been extended nationally. This is the first time the National Association for Business Resources has named the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ in the country.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entries based on key measures in various categories including Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.

“The U-M Health System is honored to be given this recognition at a national level,” says Deborah Childs, chief human resource officer at UMHS. “It serves as a testimonial to our employees’ continued ability to serve a diverse patient population, think creatively and work together in new and effective ways.”

The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™,” a program of the National Association for Business Resources, is presented annually in five markets: Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Houston and West Michigan.

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) have identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Nationally recognized award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success. Our Association is proud to recognize and honor these winning companies for this fine achievement,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

Contact the Michigan Business and Professional Association at (586) 393-8800 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com for more information about the award.