Top 5 Best Places to Work In Illinois!

Oakbrook Terrace, IL  – May 13, 2021 – The Salem Group, a leading staffing firm, announced today that they have been named the #3 Best Place to Work In IL, 2021 in the Small Companies category. The Daily Herald Business Ledger recognized 69 companies in 3 categories of competition during this year’s Best Places to Work in Illinois Virtual Recognition Webcast coordinated by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and sponsored by HR Source.

[Image of BPTWIL Logo and Illustration of people dancing and celebrating]; We're proud to be one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work in Illinois! Congrats to our team for cultivating a culture grounded in our core values: Integrity. Action. Excellence.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is comprised of 35 companies in the small employer size (15-99 U.S. employees), 22 companies in the medium-sized list (100-499 U.S. employees), and 12 companies in the large category (over 500 employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, PA managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The Salem Group, alongside the other 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois, will be profiled in a special publication by the Business Ledger on June 21, 2021.  For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit

Honorees and their rankings are:

2021 Best Places to Work in IL

Small Employer Category Medium Employer Category Large Employer Category
1) TransTech IT Staffing 1) Performance Services 1) Edward Jones
2) Radio Flyer 2) Hanson Professional Services 2) Ryan LLC
3) The Salem Group 3) Duke Realty 3) Pariveda Solutions
4) Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC 4) CompTIA 4) Compeer Financial
5) Paragon Micro Inc. 5) LaSalle Network 5) National Futures Association
6) Adage Technologies 6) Porte Brown LLC 6) Burns & McDonnell
7) Lextech Global Services 7) University of Illinois Community Credit Union 7) Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
8) Edlong Corp. 8) Mueller & Co. LLP 8) WestPoint Financial Group
9) Talman Consultants 9) MNJ Technologies 9) Littelfuse Inc.
10) Network It Easy Inc. 10) Sterling Federal Bank 10) UGN Inc.
11) Rockford Mutual Insurance Co. 11) Wabash General Hospital District 11) First Busey Corp.
12) GForce Life Sciences 12) Lochmueller Group Inc. 12) Advocate Aurora Health
13) Upfront Healthcare 13) Omron Automation Americas  
14) Pulse Technology 14) Sevan Multi-Site Solutions Inc.  
15) KRD Ltd. 15) Netrix LLC  
16) Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co. LLP 16) Ntiva Inc.  
17) Drost Kivlahan McMahon and O'Connor LLC 17) Dieterich Bank  
18) American Bottoms 18) Hassett Logistics  
19) Prairie Engineers P.C. 19) Call One  
20) Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Services 20) Domino Amjet Inc.  
21) Velocity Merchant Services 21) Forum Extended Care Services  
22) Weiss & Company LLP 22) Level 10 LLC  
23) Capstone Financial Advisors Inc.    
24) Common Sense Solutions Inc.    
25) IOR Global Services    
26) BCD International    
27) TI-TRUST Inc.    
28) Anritsu Infivis Inc.    
29) R.J. Augustine & Associates    
30) Synergy Builders    
31) Preferred Communication Systems    
32) CDH P.C.    
33) IDENTCO Int'l. Corp.    
34) MichaelSilver    
35) ExcalTech    

Thank you to Daily Herald Business Ledger and Best Companies Group for organizing the event. It is an honor to rank so highly amongst so many great companies in Illinois!