February 9, 2021 — The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) will recognize companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, and implement creative compensation and wellness programs to make their workplaces, their employees and the community a healthier place to live.
This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in industries as diverse as gaming and entertainment, biotechnology, healthcare, financial services, and retail trade. (See the following list of honorees.)
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on various categories. These 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. With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.
The criteria for the Best and Brightest in Wellness was created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness provider. Categories include Benefits and Programs, Culture and Environment, Employee Input, Leadership, and Participation and Incentives: Outcomes, Analysis and Tracking.
“Throughout the year 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 and employee wellbeing. 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.
These select companies will be honored on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on a virtual platform and winning companies will compete for three “Best of the Best Overall” Employers and Wellness elite awards — winners that have excelled in all categories. The elite award winners will be revealed during the digital presentation. San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by NOW Health Group, Baudville Brands, BASIC, Corp! Magazine, HUB International, SONY Electronics, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, and uMap.
About the Best and Brightest
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources, providing 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® is a national program with annual symposium and award celebrations presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, and San Francisco. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to nominate a company.
About the Best and Brightest In Wellness
The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates those companies that are making their businesses healthy, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier to place to live. The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction among the best employers throughout the Unites States.
San Diego’s 2021 Best and Brightest Winners
San Diego’s 2021 Best and Brightest in Wellness Winners
1point21 Interactive American Council on Exercise
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) AppFolio Inc.
Associa Aya Healthcare
Brandetize Burwood Group Inc.
CBIZ COBRA PUMA Golf
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) Initium Consulting Inc.
JLab Audio MIVA
MRC Smart Technology Solutions NextGen Global Resources LLC NextGen Leads
Power Digital Marketing Rivo Holdings
Ro Health Inc. Smashtech Sony Electronics
Teradata Corporation TRI-AD
Wilson, Turner and Kosmo LLP Zeeto
American Council on Exercise American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)
Blueboard Buffini & Company Burwood Group Inc.
Commercial Builders Inc.
Event Network General Atomics and Affiliates
Heartfullness Institute Iron Orr Fitness LLC Jazzercize Inc.
Neighborhood House Association Palomar Health
San Diego County Credit Union SleepScore Labs
The Center of Health and Wellbeing The Ken Blanchard Companies
USE Credit Union