Do Your Employees Love Your Company?
Newsweek|July 02 - 09, 2021
Find out this fall when Newsweek and the Best Practice Institute unveil the first "Most Loved Workplaces" list
By Louis Carter

This October, Newsweek and my company, the Best Practice Institute, will unveil a group of companies—small, medium and large—that employees love working for. (Or where they may want to work.) We’re calling it our “Most Loved Workplaces” list.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that it has never been more critical for companies to up their game. Because of the pandemic, employees and potential employees need to feel much more connected to their employers. Workers are starting to head back to the office, but many will continue to work remotely, at least for a while. Either way, it is clear that employees’ personal and work lives are in some turmoil. They need to know three things: Do they stay with their current employers? Find another boss? Or, if unemployed, find a company that fits their new pandemic lifestyle?

So the bottom line is simply this: Job seekers and employees alike need to know which companies are loved and trusted. They also need to know which ones to steer clear of during this time of chaos. (And make no mistake, the work world will be an unsettling place for a while.)

Whether you are applying to, or already working for a company, what are the chances you can find accurate information on whether or not employees genuinely love their company? Where can bosses get such information so, if necessary, they can change their ways? With so much conflicting information on the web and lack of organizational transparency, your options are minimal.

That’s what we are trying to accomplish with our Most Loved Workplaces list, which will be culled from a universe of more than 300 firms participating in our first-time assessment.

How do you know if your workplace makes the grade?

Based on the research in my book, In Great Company, there are five crucial factors that make up a company that is loved and admired by its employees. They are: Systemic Collaboration, Alignment of Values, Respect, Positive Future and Achievement.

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