Frequently Asked
Questions

The following is a list of questions we are frequently asked about our Most Loved Workplace® certification, analysis, research and consulting process.

The first step is to complete the online company profile and application. Once completed in its entirety, your application will be submitted for review to a member of the Most Loved Workplace team to verify.

You will receive a URL in your account dashboard for your Love of Workplace Index™ Pulse Validation survey to distribute to your employees.

A minimum of 33% or 1,000 employees must complete the Pulse Validation to be eligible for certification. Upon completion, the Most Loved Workplace® team will review the complete certification application. You will receive a decision within two weeks of the final submission.

Our application process for Most Loved Workplace® certification is complimentary because we believe in providing every organization with the opportunity to gain insights and recognition for their workplace culture without initial financial barriers. This inclusive approach ensures a diverse range of companies can participate, enhancing the richness and validity of our research and benchmarking. Applying does NOT guarantee you will become certified.  

While the initial application and basic assessment are free, we offer a suite of advanced services and tools as part of our program. These paid elements include in-depth analytics, comprehensive reporting, tailored action plans, employer branding and storytelling initiatives, and additional support services that can significantly enhance your experience and outcomes. These premium offerings are designed to provide deeper insights, actionable strategies, and greater visibility, helping organizations to not only measure but actively improve and showcase their workplace culture.

Opting for these additional services allows your organization to fully leverage the insights from the Most Loved Workplace assessment, translating them into tangible improvements and recognition, both internally and in the broader business community.

For more information about the full suite of services available from Most Loved Workplace®, please contact us here.

The Love of Workplace Index® is a highly valuable and validated assessment that is fast, and easy to use. The pulse validation measures the degree of love employees have for your company. It measures your levels of collaboration; how positive workers feel about their future at the company; how much employee values align with employer values; respect at all levels; and career achievement. The Love of Workplace Index® pulse validation takes employees between 3-4 minutes to complete and is a prerequisite of certification.

We require a minimum of 33% of employees for companies with less than 3,000 employees or a minimum of 1,000 for companies with 3,000 or more employees must respond to the survey.
The answers are collected either anonymously or confidentially by Best Practice Institute, at the direction of the applying company, and not shared with any third parties or partners. The survey responses will be seen only by Best Practice Institute staff to make certification decisions. All final benchmarking reports use aggregated data not attributed to any specific company. Companies can purchase access to their results in a benchmarked detailed report if they choose for an additional fee. Contact us for more information about data security or purchasing access to your company’s responses and analyzed data.
Newsweek’s ranking of the Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® pays tribute to companies that put respect, caring, and appreciation for their employees at the center of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.

The list was created with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development center, and think tank. BPI has conducted extensive research to identify the specific management practices that lead to employee motivation and satisfaction and to document the strong link between worker satisfaction and productivity and performance. Based on that research, BPI measured five basic areas, via surveys, to determine how employees feel about where they work to create the Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® list: the level of collaboration at the firm; how positive workers are about their future at the company; how much employer values align with employee values; respect at all levels; and career achievement.

BPI has surveyed more than 1.4 million employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000; additionally, BPI interviewed several hundred company officials.

Newsweek’s ranking of the Most Loved Workplaces® pays tribute to companies that put respect, caring, and appreciation for their employees at the center of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.

The list was created with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development center, and think tank. BPI has conducted extensive research to identify the specific management practices that lead to employee motivation and satisfaction and to document the strong link between worker satisfaction and productivity and performance. Based on that research, BPI measured five basic areas, via surveys, to determine how employees feel about where they work to create the Most Loved Workplaces® list: the level of collaboration at the firm; how positive workers are about their future at the company; how much employer values align with employee values; respect at all levels; and career achievement.

BPI has surveyed more than 1.4 million employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000; additionally, BPI interviewed several hundred company officials.

Best Practice Institute, Inc. owns the registered trademark and copyright to the Most Loved Workplaces® brand and the Love of Workplace Index™. Most Loved Workplace® is a registered trademark filed and patented by the U.S. Trademarks and Patents Office by Best Practice Institute, Inc.
The SPARK Index averages the five key areas – 1. Systemic Collaboration, 2. Positive Vision for the Future, 3. Alignment of Values, 4. Respect, and 5. Killer Achievement. The Love of Workplace Index™ goes deeper to incorporate data related to questions regarding emotions for different levels of your organization.

Companies can qualify for three Top 100 lists published in the annual cycle by certifying as a Most Loved Workplace®. The timelines for each are as follows:


1) Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces (open for companies with employees in multiple countries, or NOT HQ’d in the US/UK) – Publish Date: May. Deadline: March 31


2) Top 100 America’s Most Loved Workplaces – Publish Date: October. Deadline: May 31


3) Top 100 UK’s Most Loved Workplaces – Publish Date: November. Deadline: July 15


NOTE: companies can be considered for more than one category with a single survey and certification entry. Please refer to the earliest deadline to complete the process if that is the case.

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