EAST LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, GreenStone has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This honor comes after GreenStone was recently recognized as one of west Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/DE73420LOGO ) "GreenStone's leadership team is honored that our organization has once again been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," said Beth Barker, GreenStone's senior vice president and chief human resources officer. "GreenStone is committed to providing each of our 475 employees with a challenging and rewarding work environment, while placing an emphasis on superior customer service." Serving all of Michigan, as well as 10 counties in northeast Wisconsin, GreenStone has experienced unprecedented success in recent years because of the hard work of the cooperative's 23,000-plus members. "The fact that we have added roughly 20 jobs annually throughout our 36 branches and corporate headquarters in East Lansing is a testament of our commitment to putting our customers' needs first," said Barker. "Because of that commitment, we have enjoyed exceptional customer satisfaction ratings in recent years, including, most recently, a 97 percent satisfaction rating." The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They 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. With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the NABR has identified numerous human resources best practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.