How it Works


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.


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 opportunities leading towards tangible and direct ROI. Learn more about participating in the Best and Brightest programs.

Sony Electronics strives to create an environment that promotes trust, recognizes and rewards efforts, and ensures meaningful work. The Best and Brightest designation validates our efforts to be a best place to work where all employees are valued for their contributions. Sony Electronics knows and exhibits the value of diversity. The varying characteristics, talents and backgrounds of our workforce is the fuel that fathoms the future and the engine that drives tomorrow’s consumer experience.

Carla Crossan, SonyCorporate Communications Manager, Sony

Mill Steel has gotten the comprehensive report in the past and having the year over year comparison’s in feedback from our teams has been extremely useful in keeping Mill Steel focused on cultural trends of our organization and what is priority for our associates.

Troy Mossel, Mill Steel Co.Corporate Development Manager, Mill Steel Co.

The assessment reports have helped us create new strategies for communication. It helps show our progress, because every year we try to build upon our current accomplishments.

Felicia MillerSr. Associate HR, Digitas

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.