2017 Program Timeline

November - April

Program promotion and awareness campaign.

April 28, 2017

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.

May 3, 2017

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is sent 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 May 5 (online option only).

Deadline to submit customization requests.

Deadline to submit requests for alternate language surveys.

May 5, 2017

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).

May 5, 2017

A Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire will be sent to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

May 12, 2017

If applicable, paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

May 19, 2017

Completed Employer Questionnaires (EQs) are due.

May 26, 2017

Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys are sent via email (online option only).

May 31, 2017

Deadline for all paper versions of the employee survey (paper option only).

June 9, 2017

Deadline for all online versions of the employee survey (online option only).

July 2017

BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants. Notices will be sent on this date.

August 2017

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports are sent to participating companies. (Note: Companies will only receive the Demographic Report and employee comments portion of the Feedback Report at this time.)

September 2017

Publication and event date for the "Best Places to Work in Arkansas.”

 October 2017

Benchmarking portions of the Employee Feedback Report are sent to participating companies.

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