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2017 Program Timeline

 

May - August 2016
Registrations will be accepted during this timeframe.
August 26, 2016
Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to the primary contact within 24 hours. Companies will be emailed an invoice within 15 days (unless payment is made with credit card at time of registration). Fees are due within 30 days of invoice receipt.

Registered companies choosing to withdraw from the process (by contacting a Best Companies Group representative) may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee.
September 7, 2016

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is emailed to the primary contact at each company to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is September 9 (online employee survey option only).

Deadline to submit all employee survey customization requests (optional).
Deadline to submit requests for alternate language surveys (if applicable).
Deadline to request surveying additional employees (beyond the random sample or outside of Texas).

September 9, 2016

Deadline to submit employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without company email addresses (online employee survey option only).

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Checklist (paper employee survey option only).

September 9, 2016

A web link for the online Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire (EQ) will be emailed to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.
September 16, 2016
Paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are mailed UPS to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper employee survey option only).
September 23, 2016
Completed online Employer Questionnaire (EQs) are due (applicable to all registered companies).
September 30, 2016
Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey invitations are sent via email (online employee survey option only).
October 5, 2016
Deadline for paper version of the employee survey (paper employee survey option only).
October 14, 2016
Deadline for all online employee surveys (online employee survey option only).

November 2016

BCG prepares and sends notification letters and/or emails to the participants.

December 2016

The Employee Feedback Reports are emailed to the primary contact at each company. Only the Demographic and Comments Reports are sent at this time.
March 23, 2017 Awards event for the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The Texas Monthly publication will be released in conjunction with the event.

March 2017

The Employee Benchmark Report and Employer Benchmark Summary are emailed to the primary contacts at each of the participating companies after the event.

 

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