Last year, in a moment of cute synergy, Fortune published its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list on Valentine’s Day. It seemed so fitting! After all, if you’re lucky enough to work at one of those great companies, then perhaps you really are a member of that shockingly rare breed—people who love their […]
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Want to Be on the 100 Best Companies List? Big Changes Are Afoot!
Great Place To Work (GPTW) is the hugely influential organization behind one of the most renowned “Best Employer” lists there is, Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For. Getting onto this list is a real coup for any organization—and has a lot of real-world benefits. But it’s not easy. Companies are not just selected […]
The Secret to Innovation?
Q: How do you promote innovation? A: You listen. To everyone. At the recent “Great Place to Work For All” summit, an annual event sponsored by Great Place to Work (GPTW), the focus was on inclusion. Speaker after speaker drew a direct connection between everyone at the organization feeling heard, and business innovation. Note that […]
What Makes a “Great Place to Work?” The Rules Have Changed
Last month I attended the Great Place to Work Institute’s annual conference, and once again I was struck by how things have changed. Great Place to Work Institute (aka GPTW) is the organization responsible for Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, as well as a bunch of other best workplace lists published […]
What Makes a Great Place to Work? Inclusiveness is Key
For probably a dozen years, I’ve attended the annual Great Place to Work Conference. It’s the biggest event of the year for the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), the organization behind Fortune’s various “best places to work” lists. The conference brings together HR, communications, and other professionals from companies of all sizes that have […]
Are We Dying to Go to Work?
Work can be sickening. Literally. In a riveting appearance at the recent Great Place to Work annual conference, Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer presented a devastating case for the negative effects of U.S. workplaces on our health. Pointing out that human sustainability ought to be at least as important a goal as environmental sustainability, […]