How long does the surveying process take?
We typically suggest a 2-week window to launch your survey - and with our Emprising™ survey platform, you're able to view and analyse the results of your survey as soon as the survey closes.
How much impact does the survey have on our staff time and workload?
Employee surveys take approximately 12 minutes to complete. Our Emprising™ survey platform simplifies setting up and launching your employee experience survey, giving you access to a dedicated Customer Success Manager who will guide you through the entire process.
Is there a cost for your services?
Yes. As a consultancy business, our fees are tailored to the needs and specific solutions that are relevant to your organisation. Get in touch with one of our Great Place to Work® experts to discuss your requirements.
What is the difference between being Great Place to Work-Certified™ and the Best Workplaces™ Programme?
Becoming Great Place to Work-Certified™ is the first milestone in our recognition process. An organisation that has completed the employee survey process can receive Certification™ at any point in the year, once they have met the minimum 65% Trust Index™ employee survey threshold and submitted their Culture Brief™ telling us about your organisation. Then, through our Best Workplaces™ Programme, we determine the best from the pool of Certified™ organisations via a rigorous assessment process that is based on the outcome of both your Trust Index™ survey and other factors.
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What is the criteria for an organisation wanting to participate in your Certification™ and Best Workplaces™ Programme?
A minimum of 10 employees and a Trust Index™ survey score of 65%+ is required to become Great Place to Work-Certified™. To also be eligible for our Best Workplaces™ Programme, you will need a minimum of 20 employees and pass the rigorous assessment of your organisation's workplace culture by our culture experts.
What is the process for being recognised as a Best Workplace™?
Our Trust Index™ survey and Culture Audit™ are the two tools used to assess organisations participating in the Best Workplaces™ Programme. Together, they enable us to generate accurate and fair measures of employee engagement, trust and wellbeing as well as your organisation's HR and management practices.
What are the timelines for Certification™ and Best Workplaces™ recognition?
Once the survey results have closed and you have submitted your Culture Brief™ and earned a survey score of 65% or higher, you will receive your official Certification™ digital badge, valid for 12 months.
Receiving Best Workplaces™ recognition is dependent on which time of the year an organisation completes the Best Workplaces™ Programme. The same applies to organisations wishing to be eligible for recognition on our annual lists of UK's Best Workplaces for Women™ and UK's Best Workplaces™ in Tech and UK's Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing.
How does Great Place to Work® compare with other recognition providers?
Great Place to Work® UK provides recognition across multiple categories in annual lists, which are published throughout the year: UK's Best Workplaces™ (April), UK's Best Workplaces™ for Women (July), UK's Best Workplaces™ in Tech (September) and UK's Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing (February). We are unique in measuring an organisation’s culture, the benefit of which is that we can also benchmark policies and people practices with Best Workplaces™ of a similar size and industry. No other employee experience survey compares what leaders think they are delivering with what is actually being experienced by employees.
Moreover, we provide outstanding organisations with recognition in other countries where they have offices; other continents (Europe's Best Workplaces™) and globally (World's Best Workplaces™).
Is your survey available in different languages?
Yes. We always survey in English, but translations into other languages are available. These include French, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, German, Japanese, Dutch and Chinese (Simplified) among others.
What happens if my organisation does not meet the requirements to be a Best Workplace™?
Ranking on our Best Workplaces™ lists is no mean feat! We never disclose the names or results of any company which does not receive this recognition, but rather offer to support these organisations to improve their employee experience and achieve better results in the future.
Our mission is to create a better world by helping organisations become great workplaces for all. Certification™, which organisations of 10+ employees will receive as long as they hit the 65% Trust Index™ employee survey threshold and submit their Culture Brief™, allows you to signal to the world that you are on the journey to building a better workplace culture.
And our services go beyond recognition, too! We provide bespoke consultancy which enables individual organisations to make continuous improvements based on key data and insights that target their unique set of needs at any given time. All our clients are assigned a dedicated Customer Success Project Manager to help with every step of the process in moving from good to great, including post-survey support.
What about your Consulting Services?
In addition to our Best Workplaces™ Programme, we offer Consultancy Services including tailored workshops, focus groups, leadership and team coaching, line management training, employee metrics benchmarking, bespoke workforce analytics, insights and best people practices, executive presentations, and a holistic Employee Wellbeing Offering.
If we choose to partner with Great Place to Work® UK, will we lose our existing employee data from previous surveys?
You will not lose previous data. We are highly experienced in ensuring the smooth transition from an existing questionnaire to our Trust Index™ employee survey. Being able to track 'trend' comparisons on individual questions across time is a crucial requirement if you already have employee data from your current survey. This is true for many of our clients, who have an established survey that has been used for several years. Customisation of our Trust Index™ format allows you to track and compare data on bespoke historic engagement questions.
Is assessment limited to take place on an annual basis only?
You don't have to wait for annual list recognition to begin your journey towards creating a better workplace for all! Some organisations partner with us on an annual basis, supplementing main measures with additional pulse surveys throughout the year as a temperature check on their actions. Other clients make frequent pulse checks on a quarterly or even monthly basis. Ultimately, we believe that measures should only be taken at a frequency where you feel important change may happen.
Do we have to participate in the full Best Workplace™ Programme?
No. For many organisations, the Great Place to Work® UK partnership is part of a journey. With this in mind, we often conduct standalone assessments without the need for recognition, to help identify the key drivers that will support you in moving from a good to great workplace for all.
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