Top 5 Traits of the Best Places to Work


Every year, Glassdoor announces the Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work for the following year. Winners are determined by the people who know these companies best- their employees.

So what are the advantages of appearing on this list? Here’s just a few:

  • Increased traffic to your site
  • Increased credibility in the eyes of job seekers
  • Greater influence over candidates at the moment their making decisions
  • Boost in company morale

In fact, 95% of organizations believe that being selected as an “Best Place to Work” will help them recruit top talent.

So what does it take to be a “Best Place to Work?” We analyzed the winners of Glassdoor’s 6th Annual Employee Choice Awards for 2014 to find out. Our latest eBook, 5 Traits of the “Best Places to Work” Winners, uncovers the secret sauce it takes to make the cut:

People Matter

Finding the right people is crucial to your company’s overall performance. Find people that enhance your culture and contribute to its positivity. Have high hiring standards and don’t let candidate quality be sacrificed in an effort to fill positions.

People Feel Heard

Listen to what your employees are saying. When employees feel like their opinion matters, they are more likely to feel a part of something bigger and more meaningful. The Best Companies send company surveys and close the loop on their strategy to fix existing problems.

People Can Grow

People want an opportunity to grow and develop within a company. Companies where learning is encouraged and rewarded often succeed and are appreciated more by employees. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. Send employees to trainings that they’ll actively use and present new challenges and career opportunities to keep employees engaged.

Leaders Matter

A company’s CEO is the face of the company and reflects the overall culture. Some common themes among the highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor is a clear vision for the future, strong leadership, motivates employees, and personable and approachable. A company where the CEO is only one call or email away feels more personable compared to a CEO hidden away behind closed doors.

People Feel Appreciated

People want to be recognized for the work they are doing. There are motivators that employers can offer employees to incentivize them to do great work. This allows them to enjoy what they do and feel like their a valuable asset to the company.

Learn how to become a Best Place to Work for 2015. Download our new eBook: 5 Traits of the “Best Places to Work” Winners and get the training manual you need to make the cut!

To submit your company for the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards and to find out what it takes to qualify, visit our Best Places to Work FAQ. More questions? Send a note to

Author:  Glassdoor Team

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