Are you a Best Place to Work?
We’ve all heard of this designation, but what does it mean?
These firms, nonprofits, and public agencies are recognized because they’re using creative, proactive initiatives that build positive momentum on performance.
They have a secret sauce of sorts.
The work is fun, people stay a long time, and they do meaningful work. Heck, who wouldn’t want to work at one of those places??!
There are lots of Best Places to Work designations, from Forbes, Fortune, etc. Those are good ones, but the one list that inspires me the most is the Best list compiled by the nonprofit B Lab.
It highlights several awesome initiatives put in place by companies that are certified B Corporations – social benefit companies.
B Corporations are firms that have committed to being “a force for good in the world,” B Lab notes. There are 1,800 B Corporations – and counting – around the globe today.
To become a certified B Corporation, companies complete a B Impact Assessment that scores them “on how they perform on metrics for impact on their communities, the environment, workers and customers.”
These Impact Assessments were used to compile the 2016 rankings of the Best of B Corporations, and several examples are listed below. These companies from around the world are ones “that go above and beyond in their pursuit of positive impact.” See the Methodology and Criteria here.
Not a B Corporation? There are still many awesome ideas here that you can use in your company, nonprofit, or public agency. Check them out!
Best for the World Overall
Best for Workers
Best for Customers
Best for Community
Best for the Environment
See more case studies of award-winning B firms here.
Are you looking to become a Best for… organization – Best for Workers, Best for Customers, Best for Community, Best for the Environment, or Best for the World Overall? Employee engagement programs are a core element of excellence in all these areas. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Beth Offenbacker today to discuss your firm’s needs.