As a Top Workplaces participant, you have a comprehensive, single dashboard view of every award your organization is eligible to win. This includes Top Workplaces Regional, National, Culture Excellence, and Industry awards. And don’t forget, by completing one engagement survey, your company qualifies to participate in awards year-round.
If you’re already a Top Workplaces participant, log in to your account to see which programs and awards you qualify for. The dashboard also enables you to plan resource allocation, inform strategic plans, and align timing with other initiatives, such as award announcements, recruitment and sales campaigns, company meetings, and more.
If you haven’t registered yet, go here to get started.
The Top Workplaces national awards – including USA, Industry, and Culture Excellence awards – are open to all companies with more than 150 U.S. employees. To qualify for recognition, companies must achieve a Workplace Survey response rate of 35% or higher.
Currently, Top Workplaces national awards are open to all industries except those that are primarily regional, such as local real estate agents/brokers, local hotels, and K-12 educational institutions.
No! Completing a single Workplace Survey puts you in the running for year-round Top Workplaces recognition. This includes all national, regional, Industry, and Culture Excellence awards.
However, you can choose to refresh your survey data at any time.
Because the Top Workplaces national program looks at U.S.-based employees, those who are based internationally are not considered.
You may, however, include them in your Workplace Survey.
The company size bands for Top Workplaces national awards are based on total U.S. employees as follows:
Over the past year, Energage has invited almost 42,000 organizations to compete for our national awards, which include Top Workplaces USA, Industry, and quarterly Culture Excellence awards.
Please note: The national awards are in addition to the Top Workplaces regional awards we offer through more than 55 media partners.
On average, fewer than 3% of eligible organizations earn a Top Workplaces designation, making these achievements clear differentiators among peers. Here is a breakdown of the percentage of invited organizations over the past year according to size band:
Top Workplaces USA is one of the national awards, which also includes Industry and Culture Excellence recognition.
Each Top Workplaces USA winner receives a high-level survey briefing. Recognition also includes a profile on topworkplaces.com that is optimized for sharing on social, career sites, and more.
Use of the Top Workplaces USA award badge requires an Employer Branding subscription. Go here for more information.
The Top Workplaces USA lists can be found here.
The January 2021 Top Workplaces national industry awards include the following:
Organizations that meet our Top Workplaces national criteria were recognized. The top five companies were ranked, and all other winning organizations were listed alphabetically within each company size band.
The 2022 Top Workplaces Industry national awards will be published in July. Go here for more information.
Top Workplaces National Culture Excellence awards are based on responses to Workplace Survey statement(s). Some awards – such as DE&I Practices and Remote Work – include additional considerations (see below):
“Senior managers understand what is really happening in this company.”
“I have confidence in the leader of this company.”
“I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company.”
“New ideas are encouraged at this company.”
“I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.”
“I believe this company is going in the right direction.”
“This company operates by strong values.”
“This company enables me to work at my full potential.”
“This company motivates me to give my very best at work.”
“My manager helps me learn and grow.”
“My pay is fair for the work I do.”
Employee Value Prop:
“This job meets the expectations I had when I started.”
“I get the formal training I want for my career.”
“My manager helps me learn and grow.”
“My manager cares about my concerns.”
“I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”
The DE&I Practices award is based on a combination of questionnaire scores in addition to meeting or exceeding the overall Top Workplaces national benchmark.
Overall survey scores for the responders who identify as remote workers.
You can find the full list of Top Workplaces regional and national awards here.
Use of Top Workplaces national award badges – including USA, Industry, and Culture Excellence awards – requires an Employer Branding subscription. Go here for more information.
Because Top Workplaces uses the same standard employee engagement survey for all programs, we cannot remove any survey statements.
Yes! Completing the Workplace Survey puts you in the running for all Top Workplaces programs within 12 months, including National, Regional, Industry, and Culture Excellence awards.
All lists are based solely on employee feedback. There are no subjective elements to the process, making Top Workplaces the most credible, authentic employer recognition program.
Top Workplaces are determined on quantitative employee feedback and the statements and demographic information that we collect within Workplace Survey. Because we have collected data from more than 23 million surveys at over 70,000 organizations, the Energage benchmark is the most accurate benchmark available.
You can also learn more about what makes a Top Workplace from Dr. Greg Barnett, Energage Chief People Scientist: