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Staff members work as a team, providing in-home personal care and on-site adult day care, plus they serve as a community lunch site, run fitness classes, prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors and provide telephone reassurance services. All full- and part-time employees are eligible to participate in a Simple Individual Retirement Account, plus they get jury duty leave, bereavement, longevity and personal/ sick time. The center also runs the county’s only fitness facility, which is open to the public; seniors can take Zumba, tap and yoga classes and perform “The Nutcracker” at Christmas. Employees are missiondriven, kind to each other and say they are treated as well as the clients they serve, Vear said. “Every day is different; we all genuinely care about each other,” Vear said. “Our big mission is to keep people at home. We provide them with dignity and allow them to stay at home. It makes for a better life. We fulfill a purpose.”

Home Instead Senior Care No. 3

Last year, a caregiver working for the Birmingham franchise of Home Instead Senior Care contacted the inhome personal care and companionship agency in Birmingham and suggested it create a personalized check list and journal for each patient. Now each client has a plan of care record created by the office staff and nurse so caregivers know the likes and dislikes of each patient. It can include instructions for cleaning a special throw rug to how to pet a dog or make spaghetti sauce. “We listen to our employees. We take ideas here,” said General Manager Bert Copple. “There are no walls.” Another caregiver suggest-

ed staff training. As a result, Home Instead launched a paid skills development training program to help caregivers attain state certification as home health aides. Copple said he continuously looks for ways to keep the staff happy. The agency offers paid vacations, recognizes caregivers at celebrations twice a year, hold awards dinners and rewards employees for going above and beyond the job with points they can accumulate to use to shop online.

Michigan Financial Companies No. 4

With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan Financial Companies has 58 employees in 14 locations. Employees work with individuals and business owners on the growth and protection of their assets. One of the ways Michigan Financial Companies supports the community is through its internship program. Five interns are provided with education on all areas of the firm, from underwriting to brokerage to marketing. Interns having completed the program have gone on to be hired at top firms across the country, the company’s nomination form said.

McLaren Health Plan No. 5

McLaren Health Plan, a Flint nonprofit since 1998, provides a range of health care coverage to its customers. The nonprofit also partners with the State of Michigan to provide health care services to Medicaid recipients. The company runs a “Can Do” community service program that provides financial support and volunteers to charitable organizations. Employees have donated more than $30,000 to local charities in the past four years. McLaren employees enjoy numerous benefits, including reimbursement for gym membership and half-day Fridays in the summer.

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Hillsdale County Senior Services Center information technology specialist John Williams of Hillsdale in his office. Last year, the center assisted 2,400 people ages 60 and older throughout Hillsdale County. ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press

Team members at Michigan Financial Companies in Southfield.

Small Top Workplace standouts Company 1. McGraw Wentworth 2. Hillsdale County Senior Services Center 3. Home Instead Senior Care 4. Michigan Financial Companies 5. McLaren Health Plan 6. Optimal Care 7. HHA Services 8. CSI Support & Development Services 9. Duffey Petrosky 10. Dawn Farm 11. Chamberlain Marketing Group 12. Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists 13. Service Express 14. M and O Marketing 15. Detroit Business Consulting 16. E&A Credit Union 17. Team Rehabilitation 18. Cambridge Consulting Group 19. Corrosion Fluid Products 20. My Insurance Expert 21. RS Electronics 22. Stout Risius Ross 23. One Reverse Mortgage 24. Group Associates 25. IAV 26. Michael Morse 27. Farbman Group 28. Gallagher Benefit Services 29. Seco Tools 30. Conway MacKenzie 31. Educational Data Systems 32. Latcha + Associates 33. CRT Medical Systems 34. Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan 35. Nuspire Networks 36. Metro Home Health Care 37. Fathead 38. Advantage Technical Resourcing 39. Reliance One 40. Kapnick Insurance Group

Source: WorkplaceDynamics

PATRICIA BECK/Detroit Free Press

Sector Employee group benefits Human and social services Home health care services Financial Health insurance plan Home health care services Health care - management services Affordable senior housing Advertising and marketing Addiction treatment and recovery support Promotional products and brand imaging Rehabilitation Data center maintenance services Insurance consultants and brokers Direct marketing Credit union Outpatient physical therapy Financial and employee benefit services Distribution, logistics, and freight Insurance sales Electronics distribution Financial advisory firm Mortgage lending Insurance agency specializing in employee benefits Manufacturing Law Real estate Insurance consultants and brokers Wholesale distribution Management consulting Workforce development and training consulting Marketing communications Health information systems/medical billing and EMR Human and social services Network security and management Health care Sports and entertainment graphic products Technical staffing services Staffing and recruiting firm Insurance consultants and brokers

Employees (statewide) 67 60 133 58 127 81 53 54 66 58 67 89 83 54 55 72 115 62 53 64 71 72 142 94 107 74 133 51 128 56 61 106 52 91 70 98 61 51 65 115

Website Mcgrawwentworth.com Hillsdaleseniorcenter.org Homeinstead.com/283 Michiganfinancial.com Mclarenhealthplan.org Optimalcareinc.com Hhaservices.com Csi.coop Duffeypetrosky.com Dawnfarm.org Chamberlainmarketing.com Orsmi.com Seiservice.com Mandomarketing.com Detroitbc.com Eacu.org Team-rehab.com Cambridge-cg.com Corrosionfluid.com MyInsuranceExpert.com Rselectronics.com Srr.com Onereversemortgage.com Groupassociates.com Iav.com/us Michigan-auto-attorney.com Farbman.com Gallagherbenefits.com Secotools.com/us ConwayMacKenzie.com Edsisolutions.com Latcha.com Crtmedical.com Gcfb.org Nuspire.com Metrohomehealthcare.com Fathead.com Hirethinking.com Reliance-one.com Kapnick.com Detroit Free Press

Our people are our heroes. They make Honigman a great place to work.

Honigman team members, family and friends annually participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Downtown Detroit.

Thank you to our team for their dedication and support and for making our firm a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace for 2011.

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