Welcome to the launch of Pensions & Investments' fourth annual Best Places to Work in Money Management.
Best Places to Work is your organization's chance to shine. Those that make the list are able to show clients, employees and prospects what sets them apart. Last year, the editors honored 29 firms, up from 15 when we began in 2012.
Registrations are welcome from money managers that have been honored in the past, those that registered before but did not make the list, and those participating for the first time.
Registration is open now, and will remain open through June 5.
Money managers self-nominate through a registration process overseen by the global survey unit of Buck Consultants LLC, our partner on Best Places to Work.
Organizations must have at least 20 U.S. employees in order to be considered for inclusion.
Rankings 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, brief employee-driven survey. When requested, you must provide employee e-mail addresses for the second survey.
The combined scores of the employer and employee surveys will determine the 2015 Best Places to Work in Money Management.
Results are scheduled to be published in the Dec. 14 issue of P&I, with digital highlights to be posted on pionline.com the same day.
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 participate?
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.
How many organizations will be ranked?
Frankly, we don’t know. It depends on the survey scores, how many firms participate, and in what size and asset-class category the companies are.
Who at the organization should register?
The registration form should be completed by someone with the authority to commit the company to going through the full process. That person needs to complete the employer survey; he or she needs to be knowledgeable about the firm’s hiring, compensation and benefits practices. That person also must ensure Buck Consultants, our partner on Best Places to Work in Money Management, gets e-mail addresses to send out the employee survey.
Once we register, then what?
Once registration closes, the primary contact on the registration form will receive, by e-mail, the employer survey. That survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and is due about a month later. Employee e-mail addresses are provided when the completed employer survey is submitted. Employees then fill out an e-mail survey using secure Web-based technology. That survey takes about five minutes, and employees are given about a month. The evaluation process is based solely on the two surveys; there are no site visits or telephone interviews.
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 U.S. employees. We survey all employees, but require a minimum sample size, depending on how many employees the firm has.
Will we get to see the results of the surveys?
Aggregated results will be given to all participants. Post-publication, Buck Consultants 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.
Will our firm be listed even if we didn't score high?
Only the top-ranked money managers will be named.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Nancy Webman, editor, at 312-649-5284 or [email protected].