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Why Nike’s Diversity Disclosure Is Just the First Step

By Ed Frauenheim

Nike just did it. So have a growing number of technology companies. And what they’ve done — publish employee diversity numbers — is the critical first step toward transparency and a commitment to creating a more inclusive, innovative, and high-performing business.


May 17, 2016

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Here Are 20 Companies with Great Workplace Culture

By Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters

The consulting and professional services field is full of experts who focus on productivity to help clients get the most out of their workers. So it’s no surprise that the best workplaces in consulting already have figured out how to create cultures where their own people thrive and are committed.


May 17, 2016

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Giving Workers Paid Time Off to Volunteer Will Help Your Company Succeed

By Ed Frauenheim and Sarah Lewis-Kulin

Evidence of corporate giving is hard to miss, whether it’s a billboard nailed to a Little League dugout, a foundation’s logo on a ballet program or a sponsor shout-out in the credits of a public broadcast


April 26, 2016

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How to Create a Great Workplace in Health Care

By Ed Frauenheim and Tabitha Russell

When employees at Martin’s Point Health Care catch a coworker doing a good deed, they give them a card with a picture of a kitten on it.


April 12, 2016

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This CEO Began His Job With 5,000 Handshakes

By Ed Frauenheim

Giving employees a say and standing by your word. These are the management behaviors that most distinguish the leaders of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.


April 1, 2016

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Companies Shouldn’t Try to Emulate Google

By Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters

We’re living in an age when people research jobs like they do restaurants or cars and use social media to do so, and mainstream media outlets publish exposes on working conditions at companies such as Amazon and Zenefits.


March 31, 2016

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This Software Company in Florida Grew 25% Last Year

By Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters

When Ultimate Software’s headquarters was in Pembroke Pines, Fla., employees often could be spotted at a nearby Italian restaurant called Capriccio’s, sometimes five days a week.


March 30, 2016

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Here’s How to Make Your Workplace More Flexible

By Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters

Almost all companies talk a good game about workplace flexibility these days. Yet many restrict alternative work arrangements to a subset of the staff.


March 29, 2016

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Workers are the Biggest Asset in the Evolving Manufacturing Industry

By Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters

The instruction manual for a typical CNC mill – the modern equivalent of a lathe that chisels parts from hunks of metal – is 200 pages long.


February 16, 2016

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What Businesses Can Learn from the Golden State Warriors

By Ed Frauenheim

The Golden State Warriors often seem more like a giddy pack of six-year-olds than a professional basketball team.


February 10, 2016

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The Challenge Every Tech Company Is Facing Right Now

By Anil Saxena

Over the years, great technology companies have made their presence known through their many appearances onFortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list


January 29, 2016

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Behind REI’s Black Friday Rebellion

By Hannah Elise Jones

The retailer will close on the busiest shopping day of the year.


November 20, 2015

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How to make a global company a great employer

By Ed Frauenheim and Ann Nadeau

What moves the needle for employees at the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces? Better pay? More professional development? Unique, personalized perks? Those things may help, but a sense of community is what they care about most.


October 13, 2015

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What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work

By Ed Frauenheim and Robert Levering

This week, a New York Times profile of Amazon’s treatment of employees has provoked a debate about the future of the workplace.


August 21, 2015

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Leading Culture during Rapid Growth

By Jessica Rohman

Whole Foods Market has been named to every one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® lists that has been published.


September 30, 2013

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Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

By Mark C. Crowley

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.


August 6, 2013

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The Journey to Patient Satisfaction

By Great Place to Work

How a Focus on Workplace Culture helped Clarke County Hospital Deliver Superior Care


March 14, 2013

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Return on Wellness: Counting a Strong Workplace Culture Among the Benefits

By Great Place to Work

In the wake of rising healthcare costs, many employers are electing to spend even more on employee wellness programs. In 2013, Great Place to Work saw a surprising 55 of the 100 Best Companies to Work For offer rewards and incentives, from reductions in healthcare premiums, cash bonuses, and gifts and other prizes, to employees who participate in wellness programs, including health screenings, weight loss or smoking cessation programs, or maintaining certain biometric standards.


March 13, 2013

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Delivering a Mega Byte

By Leslie Caccamese

What Tech’s Best Employers Know about Workplace Culture


October 30, 2012

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Job Satisfaction and Firm Performance Link

By Great Place to Work

This is a new paper by Alex Edmans, assistant professor of finance at Wharton, in which he affirms the positive link between employee job satisfaction and firm performance among the public companies of the 100 Best. You can download this paper here.


May 8, 2012