2016 Program Timeline

July 15, 2016

Participation registration deadline.  Confirmation of registration receipt will be sent within 24 hours.  Companies will receive an invoice, (if applicable for reports, paper fees, etc), via email within 10 to 15 business days.
Registered companies choosing to withdraw from the process (by contacting a Best Companies Group representative) may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee. (Withdrawal fees are in addition to the non-refundable registration fee)

July 20, 2016

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is sent to the primary contact to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is July 22. Companies that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online option only).

Deadline to submit customization requests (optional).

Deadline to request alternate language surveys (if applicable).

July 22, 2016

Deadline to submit your company’s list of employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without company email addresses (online option only).

July 22, 2016

A Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ) will be sent to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

July 29, 2016
Paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

August 5, 2016

Completed Employer Questionnaires (EQs) are due.

August 12, 2016

Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys are sent via email (online option only).

August 19, 2016

Deadline for all paper versions of the employee survey.

August 26, 2016

Deadline for all online versions of the employee survey.

September 2016
Winners will be notified.
October 2016

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports (if purchased) are emailed to participating companies. (Note: Companies will only receive the Demographic Report and the Employee Comments Report portions of the Employee Feedback Report at this time.)

November 14, 2016

Publication date for Ad Age's Best Places to Work.
Late December 2016

The BCG Employee Benchmark Report portion of the Employee Feedback Report is emailed to companies after the event date (if purchased).

The BCG Employer Benchmark Summary is sent to all participating companies after the event date.


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