The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles is an annual celebration of elite employers who have proven that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work. Identifying and recognizing these outstanding workplaces is a joint effort of The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group.

The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles program was open to all publicly or privately held companies with at least 15 employees working in LA County. The workplace assessment and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), Harrisburg, PA. BCG, an independent workplace excellence research firm, managed the registration process, conducted the surveys, evaluated the data and ultimately chose the firms good enough to make the list. BCG manages 39 similar programs in other cities, states and industries, as well as managing programs in Canada, Morocco and the UK.

Part one of the assessment (threequarters of each company’s score) involved a confidential 81 question Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey (EESS) which was used to evaluate the employees’ workplace experience and company culture. Part two of the assessment (one-quarter of each company’s score) consisted of The BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ), used to collect information about each company’s benefits, policies, practices and other general information. The two combined sets of data allowed the experts at BCG to conduct an in-depth analysis of the strengths and opportunities that exist in each company. BCG’s workplace assessment experts determined who was good enough to make the list and where they ranked.

While the survey process and evaluation was free, many participating companies opted to purchase the full BCG Employee Feedback Report which include a comprehensive summary of the employee feedback. The report also included the employee written comments and the Los Angeles Benchmark Reports. This report will help each company understand their workforce better and equip them with the information to make their workplace even better.

Visit www.BestPlacesToWorkLA.com for more information or call Best Companies Group toll free at (877) 455-2159.

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