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Program Timeline

 

September 2016 -
January 2017
Program promotion and awareness campaign.

January 20, 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.
January 27, 2017
An online Web link for the Email Upload Portal is emailed 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 January 29 (online option only).

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).
Deadline to submit all employee survey customization requests (optional).
Deadline to submit requests for alternate language surveys (if applicable).
Deadline to request surveying additional employees (beyond the random sample or outside of Illinois).
January 29, 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).
January 29, 2017

An online Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire will be emailed to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

February 3, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

Completed Employer Questionnaires are due.

February 17, 2017

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

February 24, 2017

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

March 3, 2017

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

March 30, 2017

BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants.

April 2017

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports are sent to participating companies. Only the Demographic and Comments Reports are sent at this time.

May 18, 2017

Event date for the “Best Places to Work in Illinois.”

June 26, 2017

Publication date for the “Best Places to Work in Illinois.”

 

The BCG Employee Benchmark Report and BCG Employer Benchmark Summary are emailed to participating companies after this date.

 

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