NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Jul. 26, 2016 — Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, technology and managed services firm, was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois. Sikich moved in to the top five, ranking No. 4 in 2016, up from the No. 7 position last year.
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, workforce and businesses.
“This award is very meaningful to Sikich employees. It honors all of us collectively for the team-building, leadership and personal strides we have made in creating in a healthy work/life balance and satisfying employee environment, resulting in one of the best places of employment in Illinois,” said Janel O’Connor, chief human resources officer at Sikich.
The 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 30 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 26 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 18 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Sikich LLP has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the large category.
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
Be in business a minimum of one 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. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
Sikich LLP was recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger.