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Best Places to Work FAQs


HOW ARE THE HONOREES SELECTED? Direct Selling News has partnered with Quantum Workplace, an HR technology company that has been collecting Best Places to Work data for more than a decade and currently supports 50 programs across North America. Their software enables companies to discover the strength of their employees, culture and leadership. For the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling program, Quantum Workplace asked employees of nominated companies to complete an online survey designed to measure workplace engagement. Next, Quantum Workplace compiled and evaluated the responses, ranking the participating companies based on their overall engagement score. Honorees were selected based on the results of this survey. This same process will be conducted for our 2021 Best Places to Work contest.

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SURVEY? Quantum Workplace’s survey was developed by a panel of thought leaders in the field of employee engagement and is validated annually against more than 1.5 million responses across 8,000 companies to continuously recognize trends in the evolution of engagement.

IS THE SURVEY CONFIDENTIAL? The employee survey is always strictly confidential. Each company has access to survey results at the aggregate level to help them understand and build engagement. However, the individual identities of employees are never revealed. In fact, companies are not even able to see who has or has not completed the survey. All full-time, part-time, permanent, corporate headquartered employees are eligible to take the survey.

DO ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES AT MY COMPANY NEED TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY? All eligible employees must be invited to take the survey. To reach a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent, a company will need to achieve employee participation based on the following percentages per size of organization to be considered as an honoree:

u 50 employees or fewer = 85% u 51 to 150 = 70%

u 151 to 500 = 50%

u 501 to 1,000 = 30%

WILL MY COMPANY RECEIVE THE SURVEY RESULTS? Yes, all participating companies receive a free Overview report showing the company’s overall score compared to the finalists, summary of the engagement category scores, demographic information, and some comments from the open-ended questions. Surveys can also be customized for varying fees. Customizations do not affect the way results are scored for the purpose of the competition. Custom questions are excluded from the calculations.

WHAT IF MY COMPANY DOES NOT MAKE THE BEST PLACES TO WORK LIST? All companies that participate receive access to a free Overview report and have the opportunity to purchase reports to help improve employee engagement, but the company name is not placed on any list and is not printed in the special publication. There is NO RISK to participate. All companies that have reached their participation goal will be contacted as to their status as a finalist or non-finalist.

P B T W To the 2021 Honorees of the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling— KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!