How it Works

Nominations

Best and Brightest winners represent the most exceptional places to work. They are the companies and organizations who push operational standards forward, foster constructive environments, and display a commitment to their team members and community. If you represent or wish to acknowledge a company or organization who embodies Better Business. Richer Lives, Stronger Communities, nominate them as the Best and Brightest.

Evaluation

Great organizations create cultures where team members are inspired and have the opportunity to contribute their talents towards the overall vision of the organization. During the selection process, the Best and Brightest team works with nominees to identify their strengths and opportunities through an in-depth evaluation.

Participants’ practices are bench-marked against other participants in their region and across the nation. This multifaceted approach creates a rich assessment that provides opportunities for analysis reports, competitive comparison and educational opportunties leading towards tangible and direct ROI. Learn more about participating in the Best and Brightest programs.

The Best and Brightest honor is a key component of how Axxess attracts new team members. Sharing the Best and Brightest award with candidates adds another layer of credibility to our award-winning culture.

Laura Barnett, AxxessDirector of Communications, Axxess

“The Best and Brightest program was the springboard from which we began our transformation from a client centered company to an employee centric culture. We have found the benefits to be wide spread and immeasurable. I liken the process we undergo in our application each year to that of an annual, corporate physical. We get a complete picture, via empirical data, as to the relative health of our organization.

Today, as a result of B&B, we have a virtual waiting room of employees ready to leave our competitors and join the company we have become. This is only possible because we now truly know how our people feel and are able to act upon that information in a never ending workplace improvement process.”

Michael D. Novakoski, Elzinga & Volkers, Inc.LEED® A.P., President/CEO, Elzinga & Volkers, Inc.

Having the Best & Brightest designation has helped us attract top talent. Marketing-wise, it has been amazing to put it on the back of our business cards, and it is on every piece of literature we have.

Janis PetriniOwner, Express Employment Professionals

Recognition & Celebration

Best and Brightest winners are continually redefining the status quo. They are in a sustained flux of assessment and improvement and know that today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities. The Best and Brightest team invites participants to celebrate their triumphs in one of our many event regions at Symposium and Awards Galas. This opportunity for collaboration, networking, and celebration is the capstone of the program experience.