2016 Program Timeline


August - December 2015
Program promotion and awareness campaign.
December 4, 2015
Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be sent within 24 hours. Companies will then receive an invoice within 15 days. Payment is 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.

December 9, 2015

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 December 11 (online 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 (optional).

December 11, 2015

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 option only).

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).

December 11, 2015 A Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire will be emailed to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.
December 18, 2015
Paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are mailed UPS to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).
January 4, 2016
Completed Employer Questionnaires are due.
January 8, 2016
Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey invitations are sent via email (online option only).
January 13, 2016
Deadline for paper version of the employee survey (paper option only).

January 22, 2016

Deadline for all online employee surveys (online option only).

February 2016

BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants.

March 2016

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports are sent to participating companies. Only the Demographic and Comments Reports are sent at this time.
May 2016

Publication date for “Best Employers in Ohio.”

June 2016

The benchmarking portion of the Employee Feedback Report are emailed to participating companies.


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