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    The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® Awards


    Workplace engagement means employees care about the future of the company and are willing to invest the discretionary effort to see that the organization succeeds.



    Elevate Your Employer Brand

    Companies that appreciate employees and drive them to achieve their best are more likely to attract top talent.


    Increase Employee Engagement and Retention

    Proud employees believe in their company and are more likely to give discretionary effort.


    Celebrate Your Employees

    Validate your company’s hard work and recognize how having an engaged workplace positively impacts your bottom line.


    Positively Impact Client and Vendor Relations

    Companies like to do business with organizations that put an emphasis on engaged and happy employees.

    The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® Awards will award the top 50 employers based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement®.

    Entering the 10th year of the Achievers 50 Most Engagement Workplaces® Awards, we wanted to make sure the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement® and the corresponding application questions continued to align with our key drivers of employee engagement, as identified by our Achievers Workforce Institute. In consultation with Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, the Chief Workforce Scientist at Achievers, and the validation of a third-party consulting firm, we applied the AESM (Achievers Engagement Science Model) to refresh the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement®. By bringing scientific process, academic standards, and a research-based approach together with the in-house expertise and behavioral data insights within Achievers, we replaced some elements and updated others as reflected below:

    People who perform well feel good about themselves and where they work. Everyone wants to feel like they are part of a winning team and that they are contributing to that team's success. A results-driven organization recruits top talent, recognizes hard work and coaches its employees to even higher levels of performance, which in turn helps to inspire other employees. Every member of an organization contributes to achieving this level of success and people leaders, at every level, must keep expected performance on track for the individual, the team and the organization.

    Every individual deserves to feel valued, included and treated equitably at work. When employees experience this level of welcoming and inclusion from their leaders, colleagues and peers, they develop a deep and rich sense of belonging -- the deepest measure of employee engagement.

    Culture alignment is the extent to which organizations clearly communicate their core values and then ensure that everything they do – how they hire, make decisions, develop their people -- is aligned with those values. Strong culture alignment drives higher levels of engagement, productivity and overall organizational performance.

    Managers have a deeply important role in guiding and supporting the success of the people who report to them. Employees who feel meaningfully engaged by their managers are more productive, stay longer, and contribute more meaningfully to the success of their organization.

    Professional and personal growth are key contributors to the engagement of people at work. When opportunities to learn and grow are plentiful, employees feel seen and appreciated. Allowing employees to take initiative to develop their own opportunities, to make mistakes and learn from their mistakes drives insight and success.

    Leadership is the engine that drives everyone in the organization to succeed. Through their every action, leaders inspire performance and model behavior for others to emulate. Such leadership drives deeper meaning and purpose for employees, allowing individuals to see their role as more than just a job.

    Recognition is a key pillar of engagement and performance. Given the right kinds of recognition, employees will feel inspired and will be more willing to put in discretionary effort because they know it will be seen and recognized. A well-defined recognition and reward program allows employers to effectively differentiate between good and poor performers and aligns employees to the organization’s business goals and objectives, which enables remarkable business success.

    People need to experience wellbeing on all levels in order to focus and thrive. When organizations support the physical, mental, financial and social wellness of their employees, they experience a deep sense of being valued and supported – allowing them to be productive and engaged contributors to organizational success.

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