What is Unique About the
Most Loved Workplace Certification?


Most Loved Workplace is the culmination of years of research by world-renowned organization culture guru Louis Carter, Best Practice Institute and published by McGraw Hill (In Great Company: 2019) view and published as a valid construct in Wiley’s Leader to Leader Journal (The Emotionally Connected Leader: 2020) view

It’s About Performance & Productivity, not perks and benefits.

The research is clear – employees love their workplace not because of compensation, benefits, and certainly not perks like company picnics, beer Fridays, and foosball tables. Most Loved Workplace is the only list that accurately discovers whether the company is a functional working environment. MLW is especially relevant for companies that require accurate information on inclusion and the new way of working post-COVID. MLW is different from other lists because it focuses on true satisfaction and a feeling of respect. We compare these MLW scores with a composite of other employee satisfaction rating sites on the web for accurate reporting. While other lists focus on employee frustrations about monetary issues and desire for friendships and inner circles, MLW focuses on the reality behind how employees perceive their job and working environment.

What is the criteria for becoming a Most Loved Workplace?

Most Loved Workplaces have high employee sentiment that is derived from our model of collaboration, respect, caring, psychological safety, alignment of values, ability to produce results, and a forward thinking vision of the future. We validate through existing employee results or using our own pulse validation which takes only 2.5 minutes to complete.

How do I set up my company’s profile page?

You will receive a unique login to update and change the information with your company logo, branding, mission, vision, values, and other important information. Once your interview answers have been analyzed and validated, important information will be added to your page related to the Most Loved Workplace areas – (SPARK) Systemic Collaboration, Positive Future, Alignment, Respect, Killer Achievement.

How is Most Loved Workplace different from others?

Our Most Loved Workplace criteria is based on employee sentiment and satisfaction with their employer. MLWs are forward thinking, innovative companies that are focused on the future of the company and helping in the success of their employees - so everyone wins. Because our research shows that when companies truly care about their employees success, employees are 3 to 4 times more likely to volunteer to do more and do it better.

What is included in the report?

Those who are accepted as a Most Loved Workplace, receive a full custom report, with a custom dashboard, scores in each area, and a full executive summary of areas of success and also areas that need improvement. To view a sample dashboard and report – click here

Getting Started

Research doesn’t lie. A recent study reported that 84% of job seekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important. COVID has impacted the workplace in many ways, with the most noticeable being that many organizations have realized that a virtual workforce can work. That means that not only are you no longer restricted by a talent pool in a certain location, but the world’s best talent are no longer restricted by looking for organizations in places they live. Most Loved Workplace certification is an important tool to prove to candidates around the world that you are the place they should consider growing their career. 

Most Loved Workplace certification is backed by leading research which proved that when a company is collaborative, respectful, inclusive, and provides clear and positive paths forward for employees, those employees will produce more and perform better for the organization. The research published both in Louis Carter’s book In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace (McGraw-Hill, 2019) and the peer validated “The Emotionally Connected Leader” article published in the Hesselbein Foundation’s Leader to Leader Journal, provides groundbreaking insights into what truly leads to employees “loving” their company and giving full discretionary effort. 

Usage of System

You will receive a link to your custom employee pulse validation once you are verified by an interview. 

Your status will show once all companies have been considered, vetted and validated. You may also choose for your score to be hidden. 

Most Loved Workplace Certification Terms

How long is Most Loved Workplace certification valid?

If you are chosen and validated as a Most Loved Workplace, your certification is valid for one year. 

Processing Questions

The quickest way to get your questions answered is by contacting us here Contact. If you need to speak to a human being immediately, we want to talk to you. You can contact us directly by calling 1-800-718-4274 or emailing us at info@bestpracticeinstitute.org, or our Director of Client Services and COO, Scott Baxt at

Most Loved Workplace Winners

The Top Most Loved Workplaces will be featured in the 2021 November edition of Newsweek, as well as Leader to Leader, the official publication of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum at the University of Pittsburgh.

NOTE: Not all winners will be printed in the published list. We take into consideration company size, online reviews, financial performance, benefits and compensation, and other factors for final publishing decisions. All decisions made by Most Loved Workplace staff and partners are final. 

The final deadline for consideration in the 2021 Most Loved Workplace list, published in the special December 2021 issue of Leader to Leader is Friday, May 31, 2021.

First, companies interview with Best Practice Institute analysts. Afterward, BPI validates companies through a mix of existing and MLW company results and BPI’s proprietary search engine algorithm.