The National Association for Business Resources has named the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in the Nation and Consumers Credit Union is honored to have been acknowledged as one of three Best of the Best companies in the medium sized business category.
The 2016 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. 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; and Strategic Company Performance.
Elite companies demonstrated exceptional innovative human resource practices and set high standards for all businesses. Winners like Consumers are selected based on their high scores, which set them above and beyond. An Elite winner categories include: The Best of the Best Small Business, The Best of the Best Medium Business and The Best of the Best Large Business. The three Elite winners are:
The Best of the Best Small: Business Spring Strategies (Columbia, MD)
Best of the Best Medium Business: Consumers Credit Union (Kalamazoo, MI)
The Best of the Best Large Business: Prometheus Real Estate Group (San Francisco, CA)
“We believe that providing our employees with the programs they need to be successful and fulfilled is integral to our success. We know that our credit union succeeds when our employees succeed,” says Kit Snyder, President and CEO. This belief that satisfied, engaged employees provide the best service to members is central to the values Consumers champions throughout the organization.
Scores for each category are based on data reported by the companies HR departments and feedback gathered from employee surveys. Consumers averaged in the 90th percentile or above. This is the second time Consumers has been awarded a Best and Brightest Award at the national level, in 2013 they were named one of the 101 Best Companies to Work For. Consumers has received recognition for its wellness, training, and HR programs regularly over the last 10 years.