Ed Frauenheim - April 1, 2016

This CEO Began His Job With 5,000 Handshakes

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.

Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters - March 31, 2016

Companies Shouldn’t Try to Emulate Google

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.

Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters - March 30, 2016

This Software Company in Florida Grew 25% Last Year

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.

Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters - March 29, 2016

Here’s How to Make Your Workplace More Flexible

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

Ed Frauenheim and Kim Peters - February 16, 2016

Workers are the Biggest Asset in the Evolving Manufacturing Industry

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.

Ed Frauenheim - February 10, 2016

What Businesses Can Learn from the Golden State Warriors

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

Anil Saxena - January 29, 2016

The Challenge Every Tech Company Is Facing Right Now

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

Hannah Elise Jones - November 20, 2015

Behind REI’s Black Friday Rebellion

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

Ed Frauenheim and Ann Nadeau - October 13, 2015

How to make a global company a great employer

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.

Ed Frauenheim and Robert Levering - August 21, 2015

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

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

Jessica Rohman - September 30, 2013

Leading Culture during Rapid Growth

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

Mark C. Crowley - August 6, 2013

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

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

Great Place to Work - March 14, 2013

The Journey to Patient Satisfaction

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

Great Place to Work - March 13, 2013

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

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.

Leslie Caccamese - October 30, 2012

Delivering a Mega Byte

What Tech’s Best Employers Know about Workplace Culture

Great Place to Work - May 8, 2012

Job Satisfaction and Firm Performance Link

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.

Leslie Caccamese - April 12, 2012

Creating Opportunities for Success

The most recent recession has not been kind to the construction industry. With the highest unemployment rate in any job sector, and construction spending the lowest it has been since 1999, circumstances for those in the construction services industry were bleak. However, at Atlanta-headquartered Holder Construction, the situation was anything but dismal. A long-time Best Company to Work For on our Small & Medium List, roughly 600 person Holder Construction managed to unearth opportunities even while confronting the challenges presented by the recession.

Robert Levering and Marcus Erb - February 7, 2012

Emerging Trends in People Management

The nature of work is changing in ways that require innovation in how leaders engage and manage their workforces. Technology has created virtual workplaces, resulting in co-workers being widely dispersed and working at different times of the day. The mixture of people in the workforce is evolving too, spanning generations and geographies with a demographic more diverse and reflective of the communities where companies are located. Despite the global recession, employees continue to enjoy more choice of where to work. They no longer plan to stay with a company for life, leading to increased job-hopping and cross-fertilisation of workplace cultures.

Amy Lyman - January 11, 2012

Say Thank You More Often

Saying thank you to colleagues, staff members, associates, and people more distantly connected to us is an annual year-end ritual for many people in leadership positions. Speeches, memos, newsletter articles and blog posts are often filled with lists of peoples names and the events or actions for which they are receiving thanks. These gestures of appreciation are mostly nice and thoughtful yet they can be accepted with a bit of cynicism by recipients, especially if this is the only time during the year when ‘thanks’ have been provided.

Marcus Erb - June 7, 2011

How Zappos Creates Happy Customers and Employees

In business, happiness is often seen as a result of profits, not a driver. What happens when this dynamic is reversed and happiness becomes the first line of business? In the case of Zappos, the result is a multi-billion dollar on-line sales company known best for their customer service, free shipping and 365-day return policy. Speaking at the 2011 Great Place to Work® Conference, Tony Hsieh, CEO and founder, shared the philosophies and practices that drive his company’s culture, and how it fuels their success.