Our 21st annual survey is finishing up and we will notify all participants in mid-December whether or not their company is among the 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. If your private-sector company or division has at least 15 Oregon-based employees, regardless of its headquarters, and would like to participated in next year's survey, which begin is August, email your contact information, company name and number of employees, to project manager Brandon Sawyer or call him at 503-445-8828.100best(at)oregonbusiness.com?subject=Interested%20in%20100%20Best%20Companies%20survey" target="_blank">
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.
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 Companies to Work For in Oregon.
The employee survey consists of 35 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.
How to engage employees in the 100 Best process, boost the number who take the survey and receive the best, most honest feedback on your workplace.
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.
Each year since 1994, Oregon Business magazine has been proud to present the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon. The aim of the project — a survey conducted in the late summer and fall with results published in March — is to recognize and celebrate Oregon companies for their commitment to creating great places for their employees to work.
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.
Past and present 100 Best Companies: Download 100 Best logos here for use for your website, advertising or marketing.
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 5 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.