For a third consecutive year, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a leading community mental health agency, has been named a 2014 winner of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForŪ by the National Association for Business Resources. C4 will be honored at a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill. on Monday, July 21, 2014.
This year, over 1000 Chicago companies were nominated to compete for this prestigious honor. Companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees and implement creative compensation programs are among those who were selected and are being recognized.
Founded in 1972, C4 is one of the state's leading community mental health agencies, providing a comprehensive range of mental health services, crisis intervention and substance use treatment to more than 10,000 at-risk children, adults and families each year.
"It is so gratifying to receive this honor three years in a row," said Eileen Durkin, C4 president and CEO. "It is particularly rewarding that as a non-profit organization, we are acknowledged for implementing innovative strategies and best practices in human resources among industries as diverse as insurance, hospitality, communication and staffing. This speaks volumes as to the quality and dedication of our very capable staff."
Winners are selected based on evaluations by an independent research firm that assesses each company's entry based on key measures in various categories including 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; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForŪ, 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. This designation allows businesses and organizations such as C4 to showcase their best practices and demonstrate why each would be an ideal place for employees to work.
This is the seventh workplace award C4 has received within three years. In 2012 and 2013 C4 won as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForŪ; one of the top National Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForŪ; and the Top 100 Workplaces Award sponsored by the Chicago Tribune.
For more information, visit www.c4chicago.org