A Message from Logan, Owner of Biz 417
Full disclosure: I applied for my own contest. I promise, I wasn’t trying to compete for a spot on our own Biz 417 Best Places to Work list. But I did want the benefit of seeing a full picture of how we stand up as a workplace. So I applied for the Best Places to Work survey just like the 20 top companies that we honored. Our results were evaluated by the team at Best Companies Group just like everyone else.
True confession: we would not have ranked in the top 10 for small businesses. But that’s why I applied. I wanted to see the data on where we are hitting the mark and where we need to improve. We received high marks on culture, communication, role satisfaction and overall engagement and not so high marks on pay and benefits. And now the work begins on drilling down into the areas to improve. I’m excited to work with our team on how to solve the puzzle together.
BONUS: If you place in the top ten we’ll throw you a heck of a party and give you all the resources you need to blast the good news to the world!
It’s probably safe to say that any company that chooses to apply as a best place to work is likely already a pretty good place to work. They apply so they can see where they can keep improving. If like me, you know you likely won’t make the list, that’s even more reason to apply. See how your employees truly view you as an employer and then identify what to focus on to improve. The survey is open right now, so I encourage you to apply.