Is your company one of the Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in
G/>etting recognized on a Best list is a great goal for any employer. And don’t think the lists are only for Fortune 500 companies. The 2008 list has employers from mid-size to giant. The 2009 deadline just passed but applications are accepted by The
The Best Companies
Forbes Magazine compiles the 200 Best Small Companies while the
Recognition is available for specific employee populations like;
- Best Employer for Workers Over 50
- Best Companies for Multiracial Women
- Best Women Owned Companies
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I’m sure there are many more. Your local business or non-profit organization or trade group may have their own programs. With this plethora of recognition opportunities what’s in it for you as an employer? It’s a great way to get local, regional and national publicity. The Best designation will make your employees feel good and give them something to brag about. It won’t hurt when you are talking to candidates for jobs or even customers.
These awards are not generated by secretive committees. Employers apply for them. The application process may be just a form or may involve surveys of your employees. Even if you don’t make the list you could get valuable feedback, a formal report and incentive to apply again.
If you have been recognized as a Best or want to spread the word about an employer recognition program I’d love to hear about it. If you have not yet made it on to one of these lists I’m looking forward to hearing about it when you do.