USA, Industry, and Culture Excellence employer recognition awards revealed
Energage published its first-ever national Top Workplaces lists, the program that recognizes high-performing companies based solely on employee feedback. The awards were first announced on January 27th at the 2021 Top Workplaces National Celebration, a virtual event. Nearly 600 companies are recognized for 2021, including 570 Top Workplaces USA winners and additional winners in the Industry and Culture Excellence categories.
Requirements to participate in the 2021 National Top Workplaces programs
Employees were surveyed in 2020. Some organizations were entirely new to the survey process, and others participated in some of the 55 local and regional Top Workplaces programs that Energage supports. Organizations were required to opt-in to the national program, even if they surveyed with local and regional programs in the past.
To be eligible for the national Top Workplaces lists, employers were required to have 150 or more employees. Organizations could be public, private, nonprofit, or governmental. There is/was no cost to participate in the Top Workplaces program.
One employee engagement survey qualifies companies for all eligible Top Workplaces awards
Twenty-four statements in total, all Top Workplaces programs are based on the results of the Energage Workplace Survey. Several aspects of workplace culture are measured, including:
Align: Where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings
Coach: Managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development
Connect: Employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, clued-in to each other
Performance: Execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leadership
Engagement: Productivity, retention, recruiting
Leadership: Confidence in company leaders
The Basics: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations
How the National Top Workplaces lists are determined
Employers that score high enough are recognized as Top Workplaces. For the national program, employers were categorized into four size bands:
- 2,500+ employees
- 1,000-2,499 employees
- 500-999 employees
- 150-499 employees
Organizations are evaluated against the industry’s most robust benchmark, based on 14 years of research and data from 70,000 organizations and 23 million employee surveys. The five organizations with top scores in each category were ranked; the other winners listed alphabetically within that size group.
National Top Workplaces lists also include Industry and Culture Excellence awards
Using the same employee engagement survey and criteria, the National Top Workplaces program also includes Industry and Culture Excellence awards. In January 2021, Energage recognized winners in the following award categories:
Year-round employer recognition at regional and national levels
Additional Culture Excellence awards will be announced at the start of each quarter throughout the year, with the next announcement in April 2021. The awards will recognize outstanding organizations across business-relevant culture categories, including Empowering Employees, Woman-Led, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Formal Training, Compensation, Work-Life Flex, Top Managers, and more.
Energage supports Top Workplaces and related employer recognition programs in more than 50 markets nationwide in partnership with major media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Star Tribune, Chicago Tribune, and The Arizona Republic.
Earn employer recognition that gets your organization noticed. Take the first step and participate in Top Workplaces.