In early 2007, Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal sought applications for our first annual listing of the Top Small Workplaces – successful firms in terms of revenue and employee growth, low turnover, innovative benefits and strong employee training, development and engagement, among other factors.
Winning Workplaces has analyzed the data from the 437 applications and developed a detailed Data Report to help enterprises that wish to improve their workplaces. The Report is now available in both hard copy and pdf format.
The 2007 Top Small Workplaces Data Report contains:
- Analysis of the statistical data submitted in the applications
- Industry breakdown
- Age of business, nature of ownership (private, public or non-profit)
- % practicing open book management
- Turnover, average employee tenure
- Detailed analysis of benefits including medical, PTO, profit sharing and work/life balance
- Description of the qualitative themes that emerged from the Top Small Workplaces
- Here are the first 3 of the top 10 themes we identified:
- Clear values and a sense of mission and vision that permeates the culture (3 winners and their specific practices/ROI profiled in the full report).
- Values of these organizations extend beyond the workplace and impact the larger society (2 winners and their specific practices/ROI profiled in the full report).
- Open, honest, communication helps these companies create trust, enhance commitment and encourage innovation (2 winners and their specific practices/ROI profiled in the full report).
- Additional application data
- Summary descriptions of the 15 Top Small Workplaces
- Judges who selected the Top Small Workplaces
Additional application data
Summary descriptions of the 15 Top Small Workplaces Judges who selected the Top Small Workplaces