For the seventh consecutive year DragonSpears, a Midwest-based software consulting firm, has been named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in 2023. This award is presented by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The categories applicants were scored on include: Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Solutions; Creative Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement, and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment and Selection; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Work-Life Blend; Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility; and Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance.
“We are humbled and grateful to receive the Chicago Best & Brightest award for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to building a culture of excellence, teamwork, and humility. Our success is rooted in the dedication and hard work of our exceptional employees, who remain focused on delivering the highest quality service and innovative solutions to our clients. We are proud to be a part of the Chicago business community and will continue to foster an environment that empowers our employees to thrive and make a positive impact on the world,” said Patrick Emmons, CEO at DragonSpears.
DragonSpears has implemented many ways to keep our remote workforce connected and inclusive. We started a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force made up of DragonSpears employees, implemented a tool called “Donut” that encourages randomized employees to meet for coffee virtually, and created a calendar of in-person events while holding remote social lunches and happy hours on a weekly and monthly basis.
“Those companies that made the list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® as well as those companies that continue to make the list are truly remarkable. Given today’s need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions. They are elite thinkers, and this honor demonstrates their commitment to excellence,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.
At DragonSpears, we are always striving to provide a productive and supportive environment for our employees to grow within their careers. We continue to provide our employees with numerous benefits, including:
- Flexible Work Environment
- Quarterly Bonuses
- Monthly Work from Home Stipend
- Continuing Education Opportunities
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans for Employees.
“The reason we've won this award year after year is because of the resiliency of our humble heroes. The satisfaction of our team correlates directly to their ability to make an impact without the hurdles many experiences at larger organizations,” said Natalie Lopez, General Manager at DragonSpears.