how to be a best place to work

How to Be a Best Place to Work

Being a Best Place to Work means that your employees vouch that they want to work for you. Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list covers companies big and small in all industries, and there is no mold for winners. But there is one common theme: be good to your employees and you’ll reap the rewards!

5 TRAITS OF GLASSDOOR BEST PLACES TO WORK WINNERS:

Trait #1: People Matter.

Your company is only as good as the people that it’s made of, and good people attract other good people.

86% of employees/job seekers are likely to research company reviews and ratings when deciding where to apply for a job.

Trait #2: People Feel Heard.

In order to become a Best Place to Work, there has to be transparency from top to bottom at an organization. It’s impossible to achieve that without listening to your employees.

Conduct company surveys and close the loop on your strategy to fix any existing problems.

Trait #3: People Can Grow.

Employees are most engaged when they are not stagnant. The best companies keep their employees challenged, constantly developing new skills and in a state of learning.

The top 3 factors that job seekers consider when comparing companies are: Claim Your Free Employer Profile, 79% of adults would consider a company’s mission and purpose before applying for a job there, while over three quarters (77%) would consider a company’s culture, and Compensation and benefits work/life balance employee satisfaction

Trait #4: Leaders Matter.

In order to become a Best Place to Work, it is vital that you have a clear vision and constant reinforcement of the direction that the company is headed.

Ensure that leaders present a clear vision for the future, express full confidence in their decisions, actively motivate employees, and present themselves as personable and approachable.

Trait #5: Mission Is Central.

Your employees want to feel proud of where they work and recognized for their contribution to the larger mission. Widespread alignment to mission contributes highly to employee satisfaction and engagement — both strong drivers for retention.

79% of adults would consider a company’s mission and purpose before applying for a job there, while over three quarters (77%) would consider a company’s culture.

Citations

1. Source: Glassdoor/Harris Poll, Sept 2019, US