Nomination deadline: August 14
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What is Best Places to Work on Long Island?
Best Places to Work on Long Island is a survey competition to determine which participants are the best employers.
Who can participate?
• For-profits, not-for-profits or government entities
• Publicly or privately held businesses
• Companies with a facility in Nassau or Suffolk County
• Companies with 15+ permanent employees working in Nassau or Suffolk County
• Companies in business a minimum of one year
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are frequently asked questions about the Best Places to Work program. If your questions are not answered below, please contact LIBN at 631-737-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Best Places to Work?
Best Places to Work recognizes Long Island’s top employers, including large and small companies. Honorees are chosen based on a questionnaire of benefits offered, including average salary, health care, paid time off and employee programs, coupled with an online survey of employees.
What are the qualifications for the Best Places to Work awards?
For a nomination to be considered, companies must disclose their company’s median and average starting salaries, as well information on benefits. Companies do not need to be headquartered locally, but they must have a presence in the Long Island area.
How are the Best Places to Work honorees selected?
The selection committee scores companies based on the information provided in the survey. The committee then reviews this list and weighs in intangible benefits such as team-building and morale-boosting efforts, community service and other office activities before making final selections. Employees are all companies nominated are also asked to complete an anonymous employee satisfaction survey.
How are large and small companies defined?
Based on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition, large businesses have 50 or more employees, and small companies have fewer than 50. Companies that are part of larger corporations but have fewer than 50 Long Island employees fall under the large businesses category in Best Places to Work.
Can past honorees be nominated again?
Nominations are welcome for any past honoree.
I want to nominate someone, but I’d like to remain anonymous. Is that possible?
No, we need to know who you are, though we do not release nominator information.
Will the salary and benefits information on my nomination form be published?
Yes. All information provided in the nomination form, with the exception of the nominator’s name and contact information, is subject to publication.
Does my company have to participate in the separate employee satisfaction survey?
Yes, or the nomination will be disqualified.
Does it help if several people nominate the same company?
No. Nominees are chosen based on the information sent to our selection committee, not on how popular the candidate seems to be. Please be as thorough as possible with supporting information.
Can I just call or send an email with the name of the company I’d like to nominate?
No. We need to have the form filled out, including contact information for the company you are nominating.
Will my company receive the results of the employee survey?
No. By keeping employee responses confidential, the Best Places to Work program helps ensure honesty and integrity in the employee response process.