AST is honored to announce that we have been awarded one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 2021. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices, and demonstrate why they are ideal for employees to work.
Every year, companies throughout the greater Chicago region compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.
With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards. The independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on various categories.
These include 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 and Strategic Company Performance.
“Having competitive people practices starts with listening to our people. At AST, people are the center of everything, and every decision made. My team and I strive to provide the best possible experience for our employees. We continuously gather feedback and evolve our people practices creating an inclusive and engaged culture to empower the AST workplace of the future,” stated Teresa Stanula, Vice President of Global Human Resources at AST.
At AST, we foster a culture of inclusivity and innovation at every level of the organization with our leadership tenets to guide us: Teamwork, Trust, Accountability, Integrity, and Resiliency. All doors are open, and everyone’s ideas matter, giving our people the ability to quickly understand our customers’ needs and translate those needs into action. The results reveal our strengths and reflect the Core Values AST operates on Quality, Innovation, and Customer Success.
“People at AST take deep pride in their work and collaborate together to deliver world-class digital transformation solutions for our customers. To be recognized as a Best and Brightest Company further acknowledges our people and the strength of our inclusive, One AST culture. I am committed to our people at AST and couniting to provide them the best experience with an abundance of opportunity,” pledged Justin Winter, CEO at AST LLC
About the Best and Brightest to Work For® Program
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices, and demonstrate why they are ideal for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan, and Nationally.