The Daily Herald Business Ledger has announced the names of 74 companies in 3 categories of competition that are being honored as the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois.

This is the 10th year of this program. The number of companies participating and being honored has grown each year.

The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, MRA –The Management Association and the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce.

The Presenting Sponsors of this year’s Awards Recognition Event are B. Gunther & Co., Northern Illinois University Graduate School of Business.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

The 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is comprised of 31 companies in the small employer size (15-99 U.S. employees), 26 companies in the medium-sized list (100-499 U.S. employees), and 17 companies in the large-category (over 500 employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois.
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity.
  • Be a publicly or privately held business.
  • Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, PA managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The 74 companies were recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Business Ledger on May 6 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and will be profiled in a special publication by The Business Ledger on June 22nd.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com.

The Business Ledger is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago. The Business Ledger is a sister publication to the Daily Herald and part of the Paddock Publications family.