Do you have what it takes to become one of the country’s top-rated employers?
When Fortune magazine makes their yearly list, they survey employees on topics such as management credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie, then they ask company management detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, hiring practices, internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.
The Fortune ratings look at tangibles such as pay rates, health benefits and family-friendly programs as well as intangibles like work-life balance and employee satisfaction. Most of the 100 companies report low turnover rates, and their employees report a high level of job satisfaction.
Even if your company is not on Fortune's list, you can still be a terrific employer. It's not just a high pay rate or special perks that makes your employees happy. First and foremost, you have to make them feel they are important to your company's success.