CB Richard Ellis Group Makes the 2011 Companies That Care Honor Roll

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Nationally Recognized List Honoring Companies with Values-Driven Practices

Companies That Care 2011 Honor Roll

“We appreciate being included on the Honor Roll for our longstanding commitment to our employees,” said Chris Kirk, executive vice president, global human resources, CB Richard Ellis.

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., a leader in commercial real estate services headquartered in Los Angeles with several Chicago area offices, has made the 2011 Honor Roll for the Center for Companies That Care.

The Honor Roll, a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, includes privately-held and publicly-traded organizations, as well as not-for-profit employers.

“We appreciate being included on the Honor Roll for our longstanding commitment to our employees,” said Chris Kirk, executive vice president, global human resources, CB Richard Ellis. “We recognize that our employees are responsible for making CBRE a caring company and we are grateful for their efforts.”

Companies that care respect employees and are committed to community service. They demonstrate 10 Characteristics that go to appreciating people, work/life balance, and giving back. This uniqueness defines the standard for all organizations that strive to be recognized as best places to work and being socially responsible.

“Consistent with our selection process, CB Richard Ellis demonstrates all 10 characteristics. This is their fourth year on the Honor Roll and we’ve been particularly impressed with the company’s practices during through the recent downturn and the early stages of recovery,” says Marci Koblenz, founder and president, Center for Companies That Care.

CB Richard Ellis encourages all employees to take part in initiatives that improve the health, welfare, and conditions of communities. A new policy has been introduced to allow employees to have up to two paid volunteer days for national and local projects that meet their individual philanthropic passions.

Honor Roll recipients will be officially honored at a 360° engagement conference in Portland in May, where Joseph Grenny, the author of “Crucial Conversations,” is keynoting. Many Honor Roll organizations will be sharing their best practices during the conference. It is open to the public.

Center for Companies That Care is a national, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging employers in improving the lives of employees, families and communities.

If you’re interested in applying for the 2012 Honor Roll, or would like to see the full 2011 Honor Roll, please visit http://www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.

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