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October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 (San Francisco) – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE today announced their annual ranking of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces, plus research into how organizations can retain unique cultural advantages that drive business growth as they scale. Surveys of thousands of employees across industries revealed that engagement usually drops as teams become larger. This is where the leading employers enjoy a distinct advantage going forward. Colleagues at the Best Medium Workplaces already scored their employers 33 percent higher on executive confidence, compared to peer organizations. The winners also boasted better results on questions linked to innovation, with scores from the Best Small Workplaces averaging 20 percent higher than at comparable employers.
View the full list of 150 workplaces at Greatplacetowork.com
“Businesses experience notably faster growth when they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits. The Best Small & Medium Workplaces prevent gaps in employees’ experience before they become more difficult to address as organizations grow larger,” said Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work.
Exceptional Workplaces Drive Business Results
Thanks to their outstanding cultures, the Best Small & Medium Workplaces are cultivating the innovation and trustworthy leadership that will keep them highly competitive as they expand.
About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces
The ranking was based on anonymous feedback from more than 74,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Employees completed a Trust Index© survey with more than 50 questions assessing pride, camaraderie, executive effectiveness, innovation, benefits, professional development and other elements of a great workplace. Scores also considered organizations’ performance relative to their size and industry, as well as their ability to provide a great workplace for all employees, regardless of who they are or what they do. Survey results from eligible companies had a 6 percent margin of error, at most, with a 95 percent confidence level. Organizations with 10 to 99 employees were considered for the small workplaces list and those with 100-999 employees were considered for the medium list.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents. Follow Great Place to Work on Twitter at @GPTW_US.