U-M Health System recognized as one of this year's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Metro Detroit

The University of Michigan Health System has once again been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

The recognition, given to UMHS for the fifth straight year, comes as a result of survey responses received from the Health System’s faculty and staff.

UMHS will be honored along other select companies by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Dearborn Inn Marriott.

“The U-M Health System is honored to be given this recognition,” says Deborah Childs, chief human resource officer at the UMHS. “It serves as a testimonial to our employees’ continued ability to serve a diverse patient population, think creatively and work together in new and effective ways.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company's entries based on key measures in various categories including Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.

"This year's 101 award recipients stand out from most businesses in that they have exceeded traditional human resource practices to recruit, develop, motivate and retain their employees,” says Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. "We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees."

Contact the Michigan Business and Professional Association at (586) 393-8800 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com for more information about the award or recognition ceremony on September 29.

The "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" is presented annually in four markets: Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta.

Sponsors of the "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" include WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Corp! Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, AT & T Michigan, Harvard Drug Group, Detroit Athletic Club, Staples, McGraw Wentworth, Atlas Oil, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Companion Life and HRAGD.

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