- What are the important dates for the Inc. Best Workplaces application?
Early Rate Deadline: November 15, 2019 ($225)
Regular Rate Deadline: January 17, 2020 ($275)
Late Rate Deadline: January 24, 2020 ($345)
Final Application Deadline: January 24, 2020
All deadlines are 11:59 PM PST on the dates above
Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your application, just get in touch with us by replying to your registration confirmation email or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All sales are final. Refunds are not available but you can receive a credit to the 2021 Best Workplaces Application.
Survey Deadline*: February 18, 2020
*The employee survey setup instructions are sent to new applicants on a weekly basis, every Thursday. I.E. Applicants will receive instructions on how to set up the employee survey for their company the Thursday after they've completed payment for their application. **The employee survey is run through Quantum Workplace.
- Why should my company apply?
Visibility & Media Exposure – Be featured in Inc. Magazine, get a dedicated company profile on Inc.com, and receive national and local coverage from the likes of Yahoo! Finance and Businesswire.
Invaluable Insights – All applicants will receive a company overview report filled with valuable, actionable information. Learn what your employees are really thinking and improve your day-to-day operations and workplace environment.
National Recognition – Be honored as an employer of choice, and elevate your firm’s employer brand nationwide.
Greater Productivity – Drive engagement and enthusiasm of current employees. Improve recruiting opportunities with prospective employees.
- What will my company receive?
If your company is rated one of the Best Workplaces, you will be listed in the May/June 2020 issue of the magazine and on Inc.com. The honor will be highlighted on your Inc.com company profile. Make the list or not, you'll receive an Overview Report, based on your employee survey, which will show your company's score on key measurements.
If your company is not honored on the list, your participation remains 100 percent confidential. For honorees, selected answers could be used in editorial content. You would likely be contacted by Inc. writers or fact checkers.
- Is there a cost to participate?
Yes, the early rate application fee is $225 (fee increases to $275 on 11/18/19 and $375 on 1/18/20). Identifying the best workplaces in the U.S. is an enormous editorial project that, among other things, raises awareness of entrepreneurship as a valuable force in our economy. The processing fee covers only a portion of the operational costs of this undertaking.
- How are the Inc. Best Places to Work honorees determined?
The Best Workplaces honorees are determined by the company audit (benefits score) and employee survey (engagement score) through Quantum Workplace. Companies must meet a minimum score on both the audit and survey to be an honoree. The minimum scores needed will be based on outcomes and size category from applicants for 2020. Click here for more information on this.
- What if my company does not make Inc.'s Best Workplaces list?
You will still receive access to your Survey Overview Report filled with valuable, actionable information. You'll learn what your employees are really thinking and improve your day-to-day operations and workplace environment.
- How will I know if my company made the list? When will I be contacted?
Companies will be contacted regarding their status as a finalist or non-finalist by mid-March 2020. Remember, companies must meet the employee survey participation minimum level in order to be considered (the participation goal is determined by the size of your company).
- When will the list of honorees be published?
The list will be published in early May in the May/June 2020 issue of the magazine and on Inc.com.