Consumers honored as “Best of the Best”


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Consumers has been honored as an Elite Winner at West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2016 symposium and awards gala. Among 116 companies, Consumers was selected by The National Association for Business Resources for the Medium Business “Best of the Best” Award. The Best and Brightest competition recognizes companies that display a strong commitment to their employees through their human resource practices and employee enrichment programs.

“As we strive to make the list each year, it makes Consumers a more dynamic, responsive, and competitive employer,” said Shawn Premer, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Being named ‘Best of the Best’ for 2016 is a reflection of our team’s commitment to retain and attract the best and brightest employees. In a market with less than 4% unemployment, it distinguishes us as a desirable place to work. Plus, recognition of all West Michigan Best and Brightest companies helps attract and people to our region and keep them here.”

Consumers has been named a Best and Brightest Elite winner for the last eight years in various categories. An independent research firm evaluates each company in the Best and Brightest competition based on key measures in various categories, including:

  • 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
  • Strategic Company Performance

“The Best of the Best award motivates us more than ever!” Premer said. “We will use this as our benchmark to continue making Consumers a great employer and distinguished credit union.”


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