SurePayroll Named to Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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National Association for Business Resources honors SurePayroll as a great place to work.

They witness the energy and sheer friendliness of the current employees, which provides proof of how we aim to foster an environment of respect and sense of spirit.

Online payroll service SurePayroll has been selected one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The awards, presented by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), recognize companies that best embody the vision of employees being their featured asset.

"While we're an online company, we're a service business run by people. Our people mean everything to us," says SurePayroll's Head of Human Resources Nancy Silver. "Without them, there is no SurePayroll. People inside the building feel how much we value them, and with this award, it makes it easier to tell the outside world."

SurePayroll prides itself on hiring energetic employees who are passionate above all else. Silver says she meets approximately 98 percent of the prospective new hires who come through their doors. "I think a strong majority walk away thinking, 'Wow, I really want to work here.' You can just tell," she says. "They witness the energy and sheer friendliness of the current employees, which provides proof of how we aim to foster an environment of respect and sense of spirit."

SurePayroll's recent high workforce growth is a demonstration of their competitive compensation and extensive benefits program, which includes an employer matching 401(k), life insurance, disability insurance, prescription drug coverage and a flexible spending account. Additionally, SurePayroll offers outstanding non-standard benefits. For example, on an employee's fifth anniversary they are awarded a congratulatory, all-expense paid company-sponsored trip to destinations such as Jamaica and the Riviera Maya.

All SurePayroll employees also have a chance to celebrate accomplishments on home turf. For two consecutive years, the company has hosted the SurePayroll Olympics, which boasts five days of competitive departmental games, such as Scrabble, Wii boxing and Apples to Apples. They have yearly SureChoice Awards that are also presented at an annual event to recognize and reward outstanding employees.

-- How 101 Best and Brightest Companies are Chosen --

This year, SurePayroll was among those chosen from hundreds of award applicants. An NABR market research firm first considers each submitted application for quantitative and qualitative data and subsequently advances chosen companies to a volunteer panel for judging. Selection is based on a point system, with the highest-ranked companies chosen as winners.

According to criteria, judges look for "a unique thought process with top support from senior management and policy makers. They are looking for above-average programs, services and solutions for employees," as well as marketplace adaptation to new situations as they arise. Part of the evaluation also focuses on an anonymous company employee survey to determine accurate feelings about working conditions.

SurePayroll will join the other Best and Brightest recipients at an August 4 awards ceremony at the Oak Brook Marriott Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill. to celebrate their achievement. The Top 11 Elite Businesses of 2008 will be revealed at the ceremony.

About SurePayroll:

Voted Editor's Choice for best payroll service by PC Magazine, a Top 100 Product by Accounting Today and finalist in the Best Customer Service and Best Product categories of the 2008 American Business Awards, SurePayroll is America's largest full-service online payroll service and honoree of the of the INC 500 Fastest Growing Businesses award two years in a row.

SurePayroll is passionate about small businesses and their payroll. The company is dedicated to providing an extremely friendly and simple payroll experience - at a price small business owners can afford.

In addition to its payroll and ClickFREETM tax file and pay service - which allows a user to complete the entire payroll process in minutes - SurePayroll offers a suite of online services designed specifically for small business, including HR and compliance resources, 401(k) retirement solutions, health insurance and workers' compensation products.

SurePayroll also offers a private-label and co-branded payroll service to accountants and banking partners to offer payroll processing to their small business clients.

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