2017 Program Timeline


Now - March 17, 2017

Program promotion and awareness campaign.

March 17, 2017

Participation registration deadline.  A welcome email with attached instructions will be sent to the primary contact within the next business day.  The primary contact will be emailed an invoice (for paper surveys, alternate languages - if applicable - and purchased reports only) within 15 days.  Payment is due within 30 days.

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.

March 22, 2017

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is emailed to the primary contact to upload employee email address for survey distribution.  The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is March 24, 2017. Companies that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online option only).

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

Deadline to submit all employee survey customization requests (optional).
Deadline to submit alternate language requests (if applicable).
Deadline to request surveying additional employees (beyond the random sample or outside of Orange County).

March 24, 2017

A Web link for the Best Companies Group (BCG) Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire (EQ) will be emailed to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

March 24, 2017

Deadline to submit your company’s list of employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal.  This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without an email address (online option only).

March 31, 2017

Paper version of the BCG employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are mailed UPS to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

April 7, 2017

Completed Employer Questionnaire (EQ) is due. The EQ must be completed in order to be considered for the list.

April 14, 2017

Online employee survey invitations are sent via email (online option only).                      

April 19, 2017 Deadline for all paper employee surveys (paper option only).    
April 28, 2017

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

June 2017

Best Companies Group prepares and issues congratulatory or non-winner emails to all participants.

July 2017

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports (if purchased) are sent electronically to participating companies. The second part of the Employee Feedback Report, the benchmark reports, are sent out after the July 24 publication date.

July 24, 2017

Publication date for the "Best Places to Work in Orange County."


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