October 1, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Altarum Institute has been named one of "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA).  MBPA will honor all 101 winning companies and present 11 elite awards at a symposium and awards luncheon on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected by the Michigan Business and Professional Association for this award,” said Altarum President and CEO Lincoln Smith.  “It’s really a testament to the talent and quality of the people at Altarum.  Without a doubt, it’s our employees who make this such a great place to work.”

The selection of the winning companies is the result of independent research that evaluates each entry in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, small business, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.
 
"Because the companies selected have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management, we believe it is important to recognize their accomplishments, especially at a time when all businesses are being challenged in ways never before seen,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is sponsored by: AT&T Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Corp!, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Pepsi Bottling Group, Douglas Marketing, The Designate, Strategic Staffing Solutions, WJBK Fox 2, HRAGD, Detroit Athletic Club, and McGraw Wentworth.

Contact Information
Sarah Litton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
202-772-5062
press@altarum.org

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Altarum Institute's (www.altarum.org) mission is to create a better, more sustainable future for all Americans by applying research-based and field-tested solutions that transform our systems of health and health care. Altarum employs over 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in Portland, Maine; Silver Spring, MD; Rockville, MD; and Washington, D.C.

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