We're one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!

We're proud to announce that we have once again been named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”! At Salem, we are passionate about staffing, and we are honored to be named among the top 150 companies in the Chicagoland area! We truly believe that our amazing clients and talented assignment employees deserve to work with the best in the business.

Every year, companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can receive this honor. These select companies will be honored on Friday, July 24, 2020 on a digital platform that the honorees will log into. The winning companies will compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the digital presentation. All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For®, resulting in Better Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They include 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; and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See the following list of honorees.)

Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through Covid-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding race relations. In these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with others," said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.


About The Salem Group

The Salem Group is a privately held, multi-divisional strategic staffing and workforce management company headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. With over 30 years’ experience in the staffing industry, The Salem Group is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) which provides world-class staff augmentation, strategic workforce solutions, web-enabled contingent workforce procurement and management applications to better manage service delivery and talent supply chains. The Salem Group has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client for 7 consecutive years and is a 6-time recipient of the Best of Staffing® Talent award. For More info on The Salem Group's awards, please visit our Certifications and Awards page.

About the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® has annual symposium and award galas presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. For more info or to see the full list of 2020 winners, visit their website here