Bloomingdale, IL—NOW has received one of the top national Human Resources awards for 2021, according to a press release.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) selected NOW as one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the summer application season. The competition identifies organizations that “display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance,” according to the press release.

The companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed key measures relative to other national recognized winners. Out of 1,500 nominations, the program honored 184 organizations.

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first.”

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This is the ninth consecutive year NOW has received this recognition.

“We appreciate every member of the NOW team, and are gratified at this confirmation that they realize it,” said NOW CEO Jim Emme. “At a time when so many people are rethinking how they want to spend their work hours in particular, it’s more important than ever that employees feel valued.”