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4 weeks certification process

Project Kickoff (1 week)

You will receive all the supporting documentation as well as the communication toolkits to prepare the launch of the program

HR Assessment and Employee Survey (2 weeks)

Your HR Team will be invited to complete the HR assessment and your employees will be invited as well to score your organization around the 8 workplace factors in a completely secure and confidential platform

Analysis and validation (1 week)

The analysis and validation of the collected information will take you beyond statistics to create an accurate picture of your engagement index and how your HR practices are aligned with our people framework standard

Certification

If your company scores beyond the threshold index, you made it !! Your company is certified as a Best Place To Work and you can now enjoy the benefits of the certification

Helping companies create a better workplace

The certification and the ranking of the program are based on the results of a two-dimensional, neutral and objective survey carried out at the various hierarchical levels and covering a multitude of HR elements :

  • The HR assessment questionnaire consists of 154 questions divided into 6 sections: information about the company, HR practices, Personal growth, Engagement, Wellbeing and Leadership.
  • The Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey is composed of 36 questions divided into 8 sections: Employee Profile, HR Practices, Leadership, Compensation & benefits, Corporate Social Responsability, Employee engagement, Personal growth and Workplace.

Employee Survey

The employee survey consists of 36 questions divided into 8 sections.
Important dimensions include :

  • Leadership
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Corporate Social Responsability
  • Employee engagement
  • Personal growth
  • Team
  • HR practices
  • Workplace

HR Assessment

The HR Assessment consists of 154 questions divided into 6 sections.
Important dimensions are:

  • Company profile
  • HR practices
  • Personal growth
  • Engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • Team
  • Leadership

EXAMPLE OF THE EMPLOYEE SURVEY

Measuring employee engagement is the key aspect of the program. The employees opinion at all levels of your organization are measured, giving you a multidimensional view of the current situation and clearly showing the areas you need to address to improve your employee engagement.

Transform the culture of your organization

The ultimate goal is to trigger a transformation of your organization’s culture. The important thing is to help organizations understand the results and benchmark them so that they can reflect on ways in which they can improve engagement and employees trust over the long term.

FAQ

Best Places To Work is a global certification program by "Best Companies Group" that certifies and recognizes workplaces that lead the way in redefining the employee experience around the world
It takes 4 weeks on average to conduct the different assessments.
Participating organizations that are not certified or not selected for the “Best Places To Work” listings will not be identified and their names will not be disclosed or made public in any way.
The survey links are distributed randomly across all the employees of the organization. Firms that do not comply with this instruction are immediately disqualified.
Any organization with 15 or more employees and more than two years of existence.
The program focuses on different workplace factors including: Employee conditions, compensation and benefits, motivation, relationship, training, career development, well-being, leadership and culture.
The employee survey process is completely confidential. All surveys are anonymous and when completed, they are sent directly to our platform that analyzes the data. GDPR is critical for us where we make sure that your company data is handled to the highest regulatory standard.
The employee survey consists of 36 questions with 2 open questions towards the end.
The HR Assessment consists of 154 questions divided into 6 sections.
Absolutely ! There are two options:
1) If your employee has access to a computer (shared or kiosk), they can use a unique URL to take the survey.
2) Employees without computer access can take through smart phones or paper surveys.
Survey invitation links are never shared. The survey code in each invitation is unique and has been carefully assigned according to your organizations structure. You can contact our support team (support@bestplacestoworkfor.org) if you have not received your survey invitation.
You can contact our support team (support@bestplacestoworkfor.org) and we will resend the invitation.
Yes, we can send you copies by post. If a visually impaired employee would like to do it over the phone, we will be happy to assist as well.

Privacy Policy

The information exchanged is confidential and remains a concern for employees who are asked to objectively express their opinion about their employer. To this end, best efforts are made to avoid any perception of breach of confidentiality.

All employee data is submitted anonymously. Employees who respond to the online survey will receive an invitation from the Survey Administrator info@bestplacestoworkfor.org with a personal identification URL. This link, generated at random by the system, is unique to each respondent and can not be used to identify anyone. During the survey administration period, employees can access and resubmit their questionnaires.

Employees who respond to the paper survey will be assigned response envelopes. The organization will collect employee answers in sealed envelopes that will be analyzed in the same manner as the online surveys.