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Center for Companies That Care Recognizes Socially Responsible Employers on National Honor Roll

Employee Engagement Positively Affected by Employer Engagement

CHICAGO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Center for Companies That Care (www.companies-that-care.org) announces its 12th Honor Roll, comprised of employers ranging from 35 to more than 40,000 employees.  Each has exemplary workplace practices and active community involvement.  The Honor Roll includes privately held and publicly traded organizations, as well as not-for-profit employers from around the country and represents several industries.

"It's impossible to quantify the full impact of these outstanding employers," said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care's co-founder and president. "They are helping their more than 83,000 employees thrive with such workplace practices as transparent communication, appreciation for employees' work, ethical and respectful behavior, and fair compensation and benefits programs.  We have heard from many how their employee engagement has increased from year to year.  We know engaged employees produce better results and more satisfied customers.  The volunteerism initiatives of the Honor Roll help communities prosper.  They are role models."

Honor Roll organizations are selected for their demonstration of all 10 Characteristics of Socially Responsible Employers by seasoned business professionals.  Two key components of the selection process are a written application and employee survey results.

The 2014 Honor Roll recognizes:

Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin, Ill.)
Alliant Credit Union (Chicago)
BCU (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (Watertown, Mass.
CBRE (Los Angeles)
Convergint Technologies (Schaumburg, Ill.)
Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Falcon Camp (Shaker Heights, Ohio)    
Ryan, LLC (Dallas)
Sysmex America, Inc. (Lincolnshire, Ill.)
WellStar Health System (Marietta, Ga.)

Each March the Honor Roll is announced in conjunction with the launch of CAREDAYS, an annual month-long, national initiative to address a significant societal issue.  CAREDAYS14: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by increasing children's easy access to engaging books.  Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds to purchase them for 1000 under-resourced classrooms.  Any donation resulting in children reading fluently by third grade will change lives and those of future generations!

Center for Companies That Care is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring social sustainability by engaging employers in improving the lives of employees, families, and communities. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll, Community of Caring, or CAREDAYS14: Terrific Tales, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.  

SOURCE Center for Companies That Care

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