9 Fun Employee Tributes We Saw on Certification Nation Day

RAVEN TOLBERT

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Image: Employees at Actualize Consulting celebrate being Great Place to Work-Certified™

Our second annual Certification Nation Day has come to an end, but we are still buzzing with excitement from all the celebrations.

On October 20, 2020, we honored a group of amazing companies – the Certification Nation – a league of organizations committed to creating great workplaces for all.

Being Great Place to Work-Certified™ is about more than just bragging rights – it’s a recognition that can only be awarded to companies by their own people.

Celebrations may have looked a bit different this year. But whether these #GPTWCertified companies were able to celebrate in the office or via Zoom, the appreciation for their employees could be heard loud and clear on social media.

Check out some of our favorite moments from Certification Nation Day 2020:

1. ALKU broke out the #GPTWCertified Swag

“Today is Great Place to Work US Certification Day! On this day, the Great Place to Work community celebrates our cultures and employees! Here at ALKU, we are so grateful and proud that our #HaveFunWorkingHard culture is recognized on this list! Congrats to the whole ALKrew! #GPTWcertified

2. BlueDog Design made a video tribute to their amazing workplace culture featuring their people

“Bluedog is officially certified as a Great Place to Work! We’re excited to celebrate this honor on Certification Nation Day with a word from the Bluedoggers as to what makes Bluedog so great (hint: It’s the people!)”

3. Blast Analytics thanked employees with #GPTWCertified treats

“Hooray! Happy #CertificationNationDay! Together, we’re celebrating what Blast is truly made of — collective heart and a desire to make our mark! We honor those teammates of Blast’s past, present, and future – thank you for helping to create a great place to work! #GPTWcertified.”

4. Dechert celebrated their culture through art

“It’s @GPTW_US Great Place to Work Certification Nation Day! To celebrate, Dechert employees and their families showed off their artistic skills by creating posters showcasing why they think the firm is a great place to work.”

5. PeopleTec went all out with a #GPTWCertified party

“We are honored to be a #GPTWcertified company! PeopleTec is dedicated to our #PeopleFirst culture, and we are proud to celebrate Certification Nation Day with our wonderful employee-owners today. “

6. Burlington Stores celebrated 5 years of being #GPTWCertified!

“Sending out a virtual high FIVE to all Burlington associates to celebrate FIVE consecutive years as a certified Great Place to Work! #GPTWCertified @GPTW_US #OurBurlington

7. Olympus Pools treated their people to a pizza party

“Today is Great Place to Work US Certification Nation Day! 🤩
We’re treating our AMAZING staff to a pizza party to celebrate our inclusion in Great Places to Work! 🍕 Thanks for always working hard, team! We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you!
🏆 100% feel that management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort.
🏆 100% love our community outreach.
🏆 100% feel they are treated as a full member here regardless of position.
🏆 99% feel that we care about each other at Olympus Pools.”

8. Digital Resource used their celebration kits to have some fun on social

“We’re endlessly proud of the team & culture we’ve built!

This is the 2nd year in a row DR has earned the title of being a certified Great Place to Work – and we’re excited for many more to come! #GPTWcertified #NationalCertificationDay

9. Virtuosity had a socially distant celebration

“At Virtuosity, it’s important that we ensure employees have a consistently positive working experience because we know that a strong culture (and happy team 😊) drives even stronger business results.

Today, on Great Place to Work US‘s #CertificationNation day, we’re proud to celebrate our workplace culture, our status as a Great Place to Work-Certified company, and our distinction as one of Fortune‘s 100 Best Small Workplaces! 🧡🎉”

Great Place to Work is Certified, too! And we got our pups dressed up for the special occasion.

Want to join the Great Place to Work-Certified community? Learn more about Great Place to Work-Certification.

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RAVEN TOLBERT

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Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces™ in Asia by surveying over 1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting over 4.7 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2021 or early 2022.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia™ by surveying 2.1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting 5.9 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Bahrain, Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2022 or early 2023.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000+) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

For All™ Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 450,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

For All™ Methodology

Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2022 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 130,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

Categories:
These organizations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

  • Small 10-99 Employees

For larger organizations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organizations to share with us their practices, policies, and programs to create a great workplace For All™ and evaluate the approach they take.

  • Medium 100-999 Employees
  • Large 1000+ Employees

Why do you say in one place your national list scoring is based on 85%/15% and in another place that it is 75%/25%?

We are explaining two different things:
1.  The criteria we evaluate

  •  85% concerned with Trust and Maximizing Human Potential and
  • 15% concerned with everything else

2.  Where the data comes from

  • 100% Trust Index for organizations with less than 100 employees
  • 75% based on the Trust Index survey analytics and 25% based on responses to the Culture Audit for organizations with more than 100 employees.
For All™ Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 450,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

Categories:
These organizations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

  • Small 10-99 Employees

For larger organizations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organizations to share with us their practices, policies, and programs to create a great workplace For All™ and evaluate the approach they take.

  • Medium 100-999 Employees
  • Large 1000+ Employees