National Association for Business Resources Announces the 2023 National Best and Brightest Winners
September 2023 — Calder Capital, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been named a 2023 National Best and Brightest Company to Work For Winner by the National Association for Business Resources.
Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative business acumen and human resource practices can be bestowed this honor. The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation offers different timelines of applications throughout the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. This scoring round of Best and Brightest National winners honored 59 winning organizations from across the country out of 400+ nominations. So far this year the Best and Brightest program has honored 385 winners out of 2,700 nominations. A full list of National winners can be found here.
The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The categories applicants were scored on include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Creative Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment and Selection; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Work-Life Blend; Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility; and Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance.
Calder’s team of 20+ strong were surveyed anonymously in late April 2023.
With over 25 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.
“Those companies that made the list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® as well as those companies that continue to make the list are truly remarkable. Given today’s need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions. They are elite thinkers, and this honor demonstrates their commitment to excellence,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.
Max Friar, Calder Founder and Managing Partner noted, “We are honored to have achieved this meaningful recognition. Calder has been intentional about strong growth and a major contributing factor to our current and future success is the recruitment and retention of independent-minded, creative, critical thinkers. Being named as one of the Best and Brightest Companies in the Nation adds a stamp of legitimacy to our culture of steadiness, determination, discipline, and acting with honor in all that we do. Thank you to the National Association for Business Resources.”
About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a powerful community of the Nation’s elite leaders who share ideas, practices and have proven they are employers of choice. This program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. There are numerous regional programs throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Pacific Northwest, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit thebestandbrightest.com to nominate your organization.
About Calder Capital
Calder Capital, LLC is a lower middle market investment bank providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services to business owners, entrepreneurs, family offices, and investors across the United States. Our dedicated team of professionals combines extensive industry experience, technological innovation, negotiation savvy, and key relationships to exhibit exceptional execution. Calder’s services include mergers and acquisitions advisory, private funds and capital markets advisory, and business valuations.