ITASCA, IL - EMKAY, Inc. announced that they have been honored by being named to the 2012 list of the National Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in the United States. Thousands of companies across the US competed for this great distinction but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives can be named to this prestigious list.

The 2012 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. These measures included but were not limited to 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. 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.

“Our list of nationally recognized companies has grown significantly this year. This exceptional growth is a testament to how important this designation is for companies that want to have the best and brightest employees working for them,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “We are proud to recognize and honor these winning companies.”

“Being selected as a Best and Brightest Company to work for not just locally in Chicago, but in the entire nation is a true honor. I commend our team for building a workplace that is a highly desirable place to work, which enables us to attract and retain the best in the business. At the end of the day, it is people that make the difference in delivering exceptional service to our clients,” stated Greg Tepas, President and CEO for EMKAY Inc.