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NOW Chosen as one of Chicago's Best Employers in 2008

NOW Foods was recently named one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
This annual competition is sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) .  The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards honor Chicago area companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset. The NABR explains that the winning companies are companies that "work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management.   The selection, recognition and awarding of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For allows businesses to showcase these policies and Best Practices and demonstrate why each of them in an ideal place for employees to work."

Winners are selected by an independent market research company, which reviews an extensive amount of quantitative and qualitative data, and an independent panel of judges.   As part of the process, employees at each nominated company are randomly selected to complete a confidential survey about their work environment.

The following award categories are used as criteria to determine winners:

Communication: The effective exchange of information and the extent to which employees are encouraged to communicate opinions, issues and concerns.
Community Initiatives: The extent to which the organization is committed to improving the local community, while providing the encouragement and time for employees to contribute and participate.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary and benefits relative to comparable organizations, as well as the ability to provide a unique benefits and compensation structure.
Diversity and Multi-Culturalism: Extent to which the organization is open and inclusive to people of differing human qualities and promotes a tolerant work environment.

Employee Education and Development: The organization encourages and supports learning, skill development, and career progression.

Employee Engagement and Commitment: Extent to which employees are meaningfully and personally connected to their work and their organization.

Recognition and Retention: The organization recognizes and rewards achievements and outstanding performance, and works to retain their best and brightest employees.

Recruitment and Selection: Active recruitment using multiple methods and a screening process to select people who best fit the organization.

Work-Life Balance: The organization and management recognize employees' needs to balance work with family and other demands.

NOW's mission, values, culture and leadership are all focused on our commitment to be employee focused.  We are proud to be among these companies that have been honored for their best practices in Human Resources. 

Are you interested in working for one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest?  Take a look at our latest job opportunities.