The 2016 100 Best Companies survey has launched!
The survey runs through November. Companies must sign up initially and will then receive survey instructions. There is no cost to participate or be listed in the magazine.
If you represent a for-profit private or public company or division with at least 15 regular full- or part-time Oregon employees (including owners/executives)....
The 23-year-old survey is used to determine the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon highlighted in the March issue of Oregon Business, as well as the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon, highlighted in the June issue.
An easy process that gives you critical insight into your company's strengths and weaknesses along with the chance to rank among the 100 Best Companies and the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.
Here are some great reasons for your company to sign up for the 100 Best survey: it's free, easy to facilitate, provides honest feedback and can boost workplace morale.
The employee survey consists of 30 statements divided into six workplace categories. Answers to the first five categories count for 5/6 of the overall score used to determine the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. The sixth category, Sustainable Practices, is used to help determine our 100 Best Green Companies to Work For, published in June.
A company representative familiar with your organization’s employment and benefits policies should complete the benefits (or employer) survey. It takes about 30 minutes. To access the Employer Survey, the representative will need the unique survey link sent to your company's 100 Best contact in the survey instructions.
The survey is divided into six sections: Work Environment; Management & Communications; Decision-making & Trust; Career Development and Learning; Benefits & Compensation; and Sustainable Practices (used to determine the 100 Best Green Companies list). Within each section are 4 workplace qualities (10 in Sustainable Practices) on which employees rate satisfaction and importance. There is also an optional demographic section and two open-ended questions asking what employees like about their workplace and what they would like improved.
The confidential employer survey consists of 57 questions, providing a comprehensive analysis of company benefits policies. Answers from the first 41 questions count for 1/6 of a participating company's overall 100 Best Companies score. The 15 Sustainable Practices questions count for 1/3 of a company's 100 Best Green Companies score. There is one open-ended question for additional comments.
100 Best survey participants: After all the effort you and your employees put into the 100 Best survey, don't forget to obtain the results and share them with staff. Get detailed feedback and data to help pinpoint areas for improvement and hone your best practices.
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
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