If you own a business, how good a place do you think it is for your employees to work? And if you work for someone else, how much do you appreciate your workplace?
Inc. wanted to know, so our team asked 139,251 employees across the United States to rate their workplaces. With record low unemployment, Inc.'s Best Workplaces in 2019 are the kinds of companies that have a leg up on their competition.
Employment engagement company Quantum Workplace conducted the survey on Inc.'s behalf, evaluating topics like "trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future."
The most interesting trends that moved employees to push their employers higher on the list included perks like: onsite medical providers, team-wide trips to fun destinations like beaches or mountains, good health benefits, paid sabbaticals (really!), offices that welcome pets, and stress-relief breaks built into the workday.
Among the big winners:
- Defense contractor IntelliGenesis
- ServiceTitan, a software platform and mobile app that helps entrepreneurs in the service trades operate their businesses
- Leadership coaching company BetterUp
- Bogue Banks, a North Carolina logistics company
- Bombas, a $100 million-a-year company making high-end socks
- Tripleseat, an events-management-software company in Boston
Plus these five other honorable mention companies. Congratulations to all the companies that made the list.
And on behalf of your employees, thank you.
Here's what else I'm reading today:
- The 25 most popular TED Talks include the same 1 word repeated over and over. The reason why is eye-opening.
- Congress is considering a bill that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. (Yep, that's still not required.)
- The consultant who came up with 'Net Promoter Score' says it's "completely bogus" that companies are using it as a performance metric.
- Uber what? This $3.4 billion startup that fought Russian spies just filed to go public.
- The "IPO tax" isn't actually a tax on IPOs. But it's a trend, for sure.
- These Warby Parker alumni just raised another $100 million to sell luggage.
- President Trump says the U.S. will move to a "merit-based system" of immigration. He'll unveil the details today.