Employees deserve to be employed by a great workplace. At a minimum, people should be treated with respect and dignity. They don’t need gourmet chefs, company restaurants, ping-pong tables or a concierge. Employees need an environment built on trust.
Companies are not prisons. They are places for professionals to perform their craft in challenging, respectful environments.
It is in the best interest of business owners to create a great workplace. These winning workplaces benefit from the following:
- Higher profits
- Attracting the best talent
- Increased loyalty and teamwork
- Lowest turnover in their industry
- Ground-breaking innovation
- Improved employee health
- Reduced worker accidents
- Stronger connections and contributions to the community
- Better returns to shareholders
- Plus many other benefits
There should be recruiting firms that only fill positions for award-winning great workplaces. It is unethical for recruiters to place a candidate inside a toxic workplace. Realizing no workplace is perfect, at least recruiting firms should take time to understand the true colors of a client’s work environment before accepting assignments. Recruiters should never allow the allure of money to dictate the acceptance of work from bad employers.
If you are in the job market, take time to review the following lists of award-winning great workplaces:
- Nationally – Fortune 100 Best Places to Work
- Nationally – Gallup Great Workplace Award
- Nationally – Glassdoor Best Places to Work
- State – Best Workplaces in Your State
- Accounting – Best Places to Work in Accounting
- Banking – Best Places to Work in Banking
- Federal Government – Deloitte Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
- Healthcare – Best Places to Work in Healthcare
- Insurance – Best Places to Work in Insurance
- Millennials – 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
- Outside Magazine – Outside’s Best Places to Work
- Women – 100 Best Workplaces for Women
- Other Industries – Best Workplace Lists in Other Industries
Make sure other great workplace lists (besides the above) you review are based on legitimate employee surveys and employer practices, not popularity contests that are statistically irrelevant.
Join the Great Workplace Movement. Build a better world by creating a high demand for great workplaces. Only consider award-winning organizations for employment.