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NOW® Foods Named One of Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®

Seventh Consecutive Year

Bloomingdale, IL (June 24, 2014) -- NOW Foods (www.nowfoods.com) has been selected, for the seventh year in a row, by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR) as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Chicago area. This annual competition honors companies demonstrating an exceptional commitment to their employees, as reported by those employees, and exemplifying the best human resource practices.

“We simply have the best employees who dedicate themselves to providing affordable natural products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives,” said NOW CEO Jim Emme. “Caring for our employees is a paramount priority. This award is for them and is a reflection of their commitment."

Each company’s entry is evaluated by an independent research firm based on key measures in various categories which 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; and Strategic Company Performance. As part of the selection process, employees at each nominated company are randomly selected to complete a confidential survey about their work environment.

"This is a tremendous honor to be repeatedly selected as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in our region,” said Emme. ”To be recognized for seven years in a row is something that we don't take lightly, and this process also helps us identify areas we can improve. As we did in 2013, we plan on introducing some new programs for our employees based on their valuable feedback.”

NOW continues to find new and innovative ways to support their employees, which explains why the company scored higher in these areas compared to last year:

  • Strategic Company Performance
  • Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions
  • Employee Education and Development
  • Communication and Shared Vision
  • Employee Achievement and Recognition 

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”, a program of the National Association for Business Resources is presented annually in several markets: Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Houston, Grand Rapids and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.