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.

FONA is proud and grateful to be among the best and brightest for so many years. This program creates an exhilarating sense of competition, challenging us to answer the question: What matters most to our incredible people? We thank you for keeping us sharp, and keeping us focused on our most important asset: our people. Jennifer Kluge and her organization have made a difference in tens of thousands of lives and workplaces, including FONA. Thank you for helping us strive for new ways to do more --- and do it better and faster -- for our people, our customers and our stakeholders.

Joseph Slawek, FONA InternationalChairman & CEO, FONA International

The assessments and reporting have shown us where our weaknesses are. We are now improving our communication skills within the organization and have learned you can never do too much of it.

Steven HandmakerChief Marketing Officer, Assurance

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.

View the 2020 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In The Nation List in the Wall Street Journal

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