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For Thousands 13 Is A Lucky Number
Center for Companies That Care announces its 11th Honor Roll, and nearly 75,000 employees are lucky to work for the 13 employers on the 2013 list. Each has outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The Honor Roll includes privately held and publicly traded organizations as well as not-for-profit employers from around the country and represents several industries.
"These employers are among the best in the nation,” said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care’s co-founder and president. “They are engaged with their employees and communities. They are strengthening individuals and families within and outside of their workplaces with such practices as open communication, career development, volunteerism, and health assessments. Their leaders are evaluated on how they lead others as well as the business results they achieve. These organizations have consistently proven how values-driven practices can lead to success. They deserve to be emulated.”
Honor Roll organizations are selected for their demonstration of all 10 Characteristics of a socially responsible employer by seasoned business professionals. Two key components of the selection process are a written application and employee survey results.
The 2013 Honor Roll recognizes:
Alliant Credit Union (Chicago)
BCU (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
Bright Horizons (Watertown, Mass.)
CBRE (Los Angeles)
Convergint Technologies (Schaumburg, Ill.)
Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Falcon Camp (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Lake Forest, Ill.)
Ryan, LLC (Dallas)
Sherman Health (Elgin, Ill.)
Sysmex America, Inc. (Lincolnshire, Ill.)
UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium) (Chicago)
WellStar Health System (Marietta, Ga.)
Each March the Honor Roll is announced in conjunction with the launch of CAREDAYS, an annual month-long, national initiative to address a significant societal issue. CAREDAYS13: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by ensuring that under-resourced classroom libraries have age-appropriate books for children to read. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds to purchase books for 1000 classrooms. If we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot!
Do you want to help a minority CPS student get into college and be successful - while running or walking a 5K through Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park?
Join Center for Companies That Care on May 16, 2013 for its second annual 5K March to College!
Proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of Center for Companies That Care, including AIM High, a proven, long-term more than mentoring program for minority high school students, to ensure they graduate from college and are prepared for tomorrow’s workplace.
Form a corporate team or participate as an individual! Register today!
Center for Companies That Care is hosting this year’s AIM High Career Fair on the evening of February 20th at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is dedicated to exposing high school students to the wide range of careers they will have access to as college educated adults.
The fair provides a unique opportunity for Chicago professionals to become career reps for an evening, meet around 150 curious representatives of tomorrow’s workforce, and network with other socially engaged employers.
Please click here for further information and registration.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce spread the word about AIM High and AT&T's generous donation to over 1,000 corporate member companies in its latest "Chamber@Work" Newsletter. We're hoping the article ignites a lot of curiosity and attracts new mentoring companies for more AIM High students!
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