The first step in the competition is for a business to register for participation, and the deadline for that is Nov. 4. There is no cost to participate, as long as the surveys are completed online. To view full participation details, visit bestplacestoworkrubber.com.
After registration, the competition includes two surveys to gather detailed data about each participating company. BCG conducts the surveys, analyzes the data and determines the winners and rankings.
The first survey is an Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire, where the employer details company policies, practices, benefits and demographics.
The second part is the Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey. The employees answer a series of questions, using a scale ranging from "Agree Strongly" to "Disagree Strongly."
To ensure the credibility of the survey, organizations with 15-24 employees must have an 80 percent response rate or better on the employee survey. Those with 25 or more employees must have a response rate of at least 40 percent.
Companies that meet BCG's benchmarks are named a Best Places to Work, while those not meeting the criteria are not named. A final listing of those named Best Places to Work will be published, and the company with the highest mark overall will be named the industry's top place to work.
While participation is free, participating organizations can receive their Employee Feedback Report for as little as $925, detailing the company's employee responses. The report also includes employee engagement and employer benefits industry benchmarks. There is an earlybird discount of 20 percent for companies that register and pre-purchase reports by Sept. 23 After that date the discount drops to 10 percent.
For more information or to register, visit bestplacestoworkrubber.com. Questions can be directed to: Jessica Zeitler, [email protected], 717-323-5279 or 877-455-2159.