The Best Places to Work in Money Management will be determined by the results of two surveys. Your company will complete the first survey detailing hiring practices, benefits and pay. Employees will have a say through a second, employee-driven survey. When requested, you must provide employee e-mail addresses for that part of the survey.
The surveys will be conducted by our research partner, the global survey resources unit of Buck Consultants LLC.
The combined scores of the company and employee surveys will determine the Best Places to Work 2012.
Results are scheduled to be published in the Dec. 10 issue of P&I, with digital highlights to be posted on Pionline.com the same day.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does registration close?
Are non-U.S. firms eligible?
Yes, as long as they have at least 20 employees in the U.S. It will be the U.S. operations that will be surveyed. That's because the survey questions pertain to U.S. practices, particularly in benefits.
Why should my firm be a part of this survey?
In a profession so dependent on people, inclusion in the survey can be a tool to retain and attract employees. Plus, it can differentiate your firm to prospective clients, as well as make you look good to existing clients.
Do you want one, or more than one, entry from a company?
We are looking for a single entry. When applying, each company agrees to participate fully in the survey process. Therefore, the application should be submitted by someone within the company who has the authority to make that commitment.
Are there other parts to the application process besides surveys?
You can apply via this form. We will give every eligible company that applies a detailed time line for the Best Places to Work process, which will include a survey for the company to fill out and an e-mail survey of your employees using secure Web-based technology. The evaluation process is based solely on the two surveys; there are no site visits or telephone interviews.
When will we get the employer survey?
We are anticipating sending that survey during the third week in June. You will have more than a month to complete it.
When will you distribute the survey to employees?
We anticipate sending the survey to employees during the first week in August. They, too, will have more than a month.
Can we see the questions in advance?
We are unable to provide the questions in advance to the employer survey, but we can do so, at your request, for the employee questions.
How long will it take employees to complete the employee survey?
Only five minutes.
Are there guidelines for what employee addresses are submitted? Or do we submit all addresses?
Submit e-mail addresses for all regular, full-time employees (U.S. employees only if yours is a non-U.S. firm). We survey all employees, but require a minimum sample size. The sample size is based on the size of the company and on the average margin of error. For smaller companies, we will likely survey all employees. For larger firms, we might survey only a sample.
Will we get to see the results of the surveys?
Aggregated results will be given to all participants. Post-publication, Buck Consultant can make a company report available for a fee. To protect the confidentiality of survey respondents, answers will be aggregated so companies will not be able to see individual responses.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Nancy Webman, editor, at (312) 649-5284 or [email protected].