Call One has been named Best & Brightest Company to Work in Illinois, Again!

Every year companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They 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.

“Now with the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than a year ago. As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through their cultural innovation by maximizing their workforce potential,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

These select companies will be honored on Monday, September 16th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. This year’s symposium and gala will be in conjunction with the Inaugural Best and Brightest National Summit. The presentation is emceed by Judy Hsu of ABC7 Chicago and Pat Cassidy of WBBM AM News Radio.

Call One is thrilled to be awarded this distinguished title.  “The culture at Call One is designed to put employees first.  This award demonstrates that we are doing something right in the eyes of our employees.” Chris Surdenik, CEO of Call One explains. ” We strongly encourage an environment where everyone feels they have an equal voice at the table. We truly appreciate the recognition, but more importantly, the positive feedback from our own Call One family.”



The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides 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® has an annual symposium and award galas presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to obtain an application.

This article was written by Siobhan Glenn, Digital Marketing Manager at Call One.  For more information on current openings at Call One, visit


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