The National Association for Business Resources has named the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in the Nation for 2016 — and Orthopedic Physicians Alaska is among them.

The 2016 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; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

With over 20 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) have identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR. “We are proud to honor this year’s national winners.”

OPA was the only Alaskan-owned winner. An international paper distribution company was the only other recipient with a presence in Alaska. 

About the Best and Brightest Program

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better businesses, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

To learn more, and see a complete list of all size business winners, visit To explore a career with OPA, check out our Employment Page .

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