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Boost your workplace rankings – Company indices and best companies to work for

Featuring in some of the world’s most prestigious workplace rankings and best company to work for indices is no longer just ‘nice to have’. On the contrary, it’s now considered a must-have in proving your corporate responsibility credentials and winning the confidence of key stakeholders – from employees, customers and suppliers right through to investors and even regulators.

With the largest database of workplace rankings and company league tables in the world – not to mention one of the highest win rates – we can help you secure that all-important placing, or increase your ranking. We are very experienced in helping companies with the Stonewall Index, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for, Great Place to Work Schemes and the Social Mobility Index, amongst many others. 

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall UK Index and The Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index are the definitive benchmarks for employers to measure their LGBT+ workplace inclusion achievements and progress. 

Participating employers demonstrate their work in ten areas of employment policy and practice plus staff must complete an anonymous survey. The entries are beasts with the potential to be over 35,000 words, plus a plethora of supporting material to show your policies, inclusion activity and more.

The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index opens in June and closes in September, while The Global Workplace Equality Index opens in October and closes in late Feb/early March. 

Best Companies to Work For

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

This prestigious, highly competitive and well-known UK scheme is run by Best Companies. There are three different league tables for company sizes (minimum 50 employees) and a fourth for not-for-profits. Entrants also have the opportunity to be placed in regional lists.

The process involves a thorough survey and a huge written entry (up to 7,000 words). The survey is organised and set up by the organisers and the scores you get here will determine if and where you are placed in the top 100 list. The written entry makes no difference to your ranking. However, it is crucial in winning one of five special awards (each award to one company per list):

  • Innovation in Engagement Practice
  • Giving Something Back
  • Learning and Development 
  • Wellbeing 
  • Discovering Potential 

The deadline for registration was 27th September 2019 but companies had until 1st November to submit their written entry. The dates for 2020 are yet to be announced, but are expected to be a similar time frame.

Social Mobility Employer Index

Social Mobility Employer Index

The aim of the Social Mobility Employer Index is to encourage companies to share their initiatives with regards to ensuring they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.  

The Social Mobility Index is an important bench-marking initiative that ranks Britain’s employers that are progressing and showcasing the best progress in improving social mobility.

Employers are asked to supply data and examples of their achievements across eight sections and it’s around 9,000 words in total including data and statistics, plus an employee survey to sit alongside your written entry. The deadline is usually late May.

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work Scheme

Run by Great Place to Work Institute, this is not as well-known as the Sunday Times list, but it is international, and you can influence your ranking substantially with a solid written entry (where Boost can help). A third of the marks are for the written entry.

The organisers say that there is a degree of flexibility around the deadline date and this can be discussed on a case by case basis. However, overall the survey and written entry should be finalised by mid-November. Entry fees vary depending on the company size – prices start from £5k for the smallest companies (20 employees) but can go into the tens of thousands for large companies so this is something that needs to be considered. You can contact the organisers for an exact price for your company to enter.

How we can help

We can help as little or as much as you like, but where we will add the most value is with your written entry. Our process here typically involves:

  1. Helping you select the scheme that will impress the right people and support your strategic imperatives (be it best employer, sustainability, corporate responsibility, etc) from our comprehensive database of rankings/indices worldwide.
  2. Assessing the key proof points required and any gaps in your story or evidence. For the employer lists in particular, we can undertake a pre-survey to understand your current employee engagement levels and put in place recommendations before proceeding with the entry.
  3. Conducting the necessary phone interviews to gather the information to complete all of the open and closed questions.
  4. Managing the compilation of all (sometimes extensive) supporting material, for example policy documents, marketing communications etc.
  5. Conducting surveys where appropriate or necessary to gather the all-important evidence to support your submission.
  6. Assessing and incorporating judges’ feedback from previous years (where provided).
  7. Incorporating your feedback/amends (up to three sets of iterations per section).
  8. (Optional) Uploading the text and supporting documents ready for you to submit.
Best Companies to Work For

“Boost can manage the compilation of the often extensive supporting materials, conduct pre-surveys to understand your current employee engagement levels, and of course add our expertise to the written entry.”  

To discuss your requirements and how we may be able to help, please call +44(0)1273 443946 or contact us today. 

Please see below for our full list of workplace rankings, company league tables and indices. To keep the list manageable we have not included financial performance rankings or more niche industry league tables, but we do also have many of these in our database. 
We also have a guide to some of the most popular schemes like The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work. 

List of workplace rankings, indices and league tables 

Please note: the “~” symbol means that the date is based on the previous year’s awards programme or is an estimate based on the information available.
We can’t guarantee 100% accuracy (we try our best!) so always visit the individual awards’ websites for the latest information.
Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Management Today Britain's Most Admired Companies25th Sep21st JanBusinessUK
Top Employer Institute Certification Programme 30th Sep~30th JanHR & TrainingInternational
Forbes The World's 100 Most Powerful Women~1st Oct~1st NovBusiness LeadersInternational
Forbes 30 under 30 ~14th Oct~13th NovBusiness LeadersInternational
World's Best Workplaces~14th Oct~15th OctHR & TrainingInternational
Inclusive Top 50 Employers14th Oct~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
AirlineRatings Airline Excellence Awards~14th Oct~13th NovTransport & LogisticsInternational
Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 30th Oct~1st DecBusinessUK
Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business~3rd Nov~4th DecBusiness LeadersInternational
Savings Champion Awards~3rd Nov~3rd DecFinancial ServicesUK
World's Most Ethical Companies ~8th Nov~9th MarCorporate Social ResponsibilityInternational
Great Place to Work~15th Nov~27th AprHR & TrainingInternational
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 19th Nov19th AprHR & TrainingUSA
BITC Gender Equality Awards~22nd Nov~30th AprHR & TrainingInternational
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC) ~27th Nov~30th AprBusiness LeadersUK
Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards27th Nov~7th NovHR & TrainingUK
Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award~1st Dec~1st JanHR & TrainingInternational
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards~5th Dec9th AugHR & TrainingUK
Workplace Wellbeing Index~14th Dec~11th AprHR & TrainingUK
Fortune World's Most Admired Companies ~19th Dec~19th JanBusinessInternational
BITC Diversity Intelligence~31st Dec~31st JanHR & TrainingUK
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For22nd Jan15th MayHR & TrainingUK
NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards~31st Jan~28th MarCorporate Social ResponsibilityUK
EFQM Global Award~1st Apr~23rd OctBusinessInternational
Fortune 500 ~5th Apr~17th MayBusinessUSA
Forbes Global 2000 (World's Largest Companies) ~25th Apr~15th MayBusinessInternational
Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces for Women ~30th Apr~3rd JulHR & TrainingUK
Glassdoor's Top CEOs~1st May~3rd JunBusiness LeadersUK
Marketing Week 100 Disruptive Brands ~8th May~8th JunMarketing PR Events & AdvertisingInternational
Supply Chains to Admire Awards ~13th May~19th JunSupply ChainInternational
Top Companies for Customer Service1st Jun20th JanCustomer ContactUK
The Banker Top 1000 World Banks~4th Jun~1st JulFinancial ServicesInternational
The Fortune Global 500 ~19th Jun~19th JulBusinessInternational
Social Mobility Index ~26th Jun~11th OctHR & TrainingUK
Britain's Healthiest Workplace ~10th Jul~15th NovCorporate Social ResponsibilityUK
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers1st Aug1st SepHR & TrainingUK
Best Workplaces for Diversity1st Aug~5th DecHR & TrainingUSA
The Inclusive Companies Awards14th Aug~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 27th Aug30th SepEducationInternational

Boost your workplace rankings – Company indices and best companies to work for

Featuring in some of the world’s most prestigious workplace rankings and best company to work for indices is no longer just ‘nice to have’. On the contrary, it’s now considered a must-have in proving your corporate responsibility credentials and winning the confidence of key stakeholders – from employees, customers and suppliers right through to investors and even regulators.

With the largest database of workplace rankings and company league tables in the world – not to mention one of the highest win rates – we can help you secure that all-important placing, or increase your ranking. We are very experienced in helping companies with the Stonewall Index, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for, Great Place to Work Schemes and the Social Mobility Index, amongst many others. 

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall UK Index and The Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index are the definitive benchmarks for employers to measure their LGBT+ workplace inclusion achievements and progress. 

Participating employers demonstrate their work in ten areas of employment policy and practice plus staff must complete an anonymous survey. The entries are beasts with the potential to be over 35,000 words, plus a plethora of supporting material to show your policies, inclusion activity and more.

The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index opens in June and closes in September, while The Global Workplace Equality Index opens in October and closes in late Feb/early March. 

Best Companies to Work For

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

This prestigious, highly competitive and well-known UK scheme is run by Best Companies. There are three different league tables for company sizes (minimum 50 employees) and a fourth for not-for-profits. Entrants also have the opportunity to be placed in regional lists.

The process involves a thorough survey and a huge written entry (up to 7,000 words). The survey is organised and set up by the organisers and the scores you get here will determine if and where you are placed in the top 100 list. The written entry makes no difference to your ranking. However, it is crucial in winning one of five special awards (each award to one company per list):

  • Innovation in Engagement Practice
  • Giving Something Back
  • Learning and Development 
  • Wellbeing 
  • Discovering Potential 

The deadline for registration is 27th September 2019 but companies have until 1st November to submit their written entry.

Social Mobility Employer Index

Social Mobility Employer Index

The aim of the Social Mobility Employer Index is to encourage companies to share their initiatives with regards to ensuring they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.  

The Social Mobility Index is an important bench-marking initiative that ranks Britain’s employers that are progressing and showcasing the best progress in improving social mobility.

Employers are asked to supply data and examples of their achievements across eight sections and it’s around 9,000 words in total including data and statistics, plus an employee survey to sit alongside your written entry. The deadline is usually late May.

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work Scheme

Run by Great Place to Work Institute, this is not as well-known as the Sunday Times list, but it is international, and you can influence your ranking substantially with a solid written entry (where Boost can help). A third of the marks are for the written entry.

The organisers say that there is a degree of flexibility around the deadline date and this can be discussed on a case by case basis. However, overall the survey and written entry should be finalised by mid-November. Entry fees vary depending on the company size – prices start from £5k for the smallest companies (20 employees) but can go into the tens of thousands for large companies so this is something that needs to be considered. You can contact the organisers for an exact price for your company to enter.

How we can help

We can help as little or as much as you like, but where we will add the most value is with your written entry.
Our process here typically involves:
 

  1. Helping you select the scheme that will impress the right people and support your strategic imperatives (be it best employer, sustainability, corporate responsibility, etc) from our comprehensive database of rankings/indices worldwide.
  2. Assessing the key proof points required and any gaps in your story or evidence. For the employer lists in particular, we can undertake a pre-survey to understand your current employee engagement levels and put in place recommendations before proceeding with the entry.
  3. Conducting the necessary phone interviews to gather the information to complete all of the open and closed questions.
  4. Managing the compilation of all (sometimes extensive) supporting material, for example policy documents, marketing communications etc.
  5. Conducting surveys where appropriate or necessary to gather the all-important evidence to support your submission.
  6. Assessing and incorporating judges’ feedback from previous years (where provided).
  7. Incorporating your feedback/amends (up to three sets of iterations per section).
  8. (Optional) Uploading the text and supporting documents ready for you to submit.
Best Companies to Work For

“Boost can manage the compilation of the often extensive supporting materials, conduct pre-surveys to understand your current employee engagement levels, and of course add our expertise to the written entry.”  

To discuss your requirements and how we may be able to help, please call +441273 443946 or contact us today. 

Please see below for our full list of workplace rankings, company league tables and indices. To keep the list manageable we have not included financial performance rankings or more niche industry league tables, but we do also have many of these in our database.  
We also have a guide to some of the most popular schemes like The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work. 

List of workplace rankings, indices and league tables 

Please note: the “~” symbol means that the date is based on the previous year’s awards programme or is an estimate based on the information available.
We can’t guarantee 100% accuracy (we try our best!) so always visit the individual awards’ websites for the latest information.
Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Management Today Britain's Most Admired Companies25th Sep21st JanBusinessUK
Top Employer Institute Certification Programme 30th Sep~30th JanHR & TrainingInternational
Forbes The World's 100 Most Powerful Women~1st Oct~1st NovBusiness LeadersInternational
Forbes 30 under 30 ~14th Oct~13th NovBusiness LeadersInternational
World's Best Workplaces~14th Oct~15th OctHR & TrainingInternational
Inclusive Top 50 Employers14th Oct~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
AirlineRatings Airline Excellence Awards~14th Oct~13th NovTransport & LogisticsInternational
Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 30th Oct~1st DecBusinessUK
Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business~3rd Nov~4th DecBusiness LeadersInternational
Savings Champion Awards~3rd Nov~3rd DecFinancial ServicesUK
World's Most Ethical Companies ~8th Nov~9th MarCorporate Social ResponsibilityInternational
Great Place to Work~15th Nov~27th AprHR & TrainingInternational
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 19th Nov19th AprHR & TrainingUSA
BITC Gender Equality Awards~22nd Nov~30th AprHR & TrainingInternational
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC) ~27th Nov~30th AprBusiness LeadersUK
Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards27th Nov~7th NovHR & TrainingUK
Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award~1st Dec~1st JanHR & TrainingInternational
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards~5th Dec9th AugHR & TrainingUK
Workplace Wellbeing Index~14th Dec~11th AprHR & TrainingUK
Fortune World's Most Admired Companies ~19th Dec~19th JanBusinessInternational
BITC Diversity Intelligence~31st Dec~31st JanHR & TrainingUK
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For22nd Jan15th MayHR & TrainingUK
NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards~31st Jan~28th MarCorporate Social ResponsibilityUK
EFQM Global Award~1st Apr~23rd OctBusinessInternational
Fortune 500 ~5th Apr~17th MayBusinessUSA
Forbes Global 2000 (World's Largest Companies) ~25th Apr~15th MayBusinessInternational
Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces for Women ~30th Apr~3rd JulHR & TrainingUK
Glassdoor's Top CEOs~1st May~3rd JunBusiness LeadersUK
Marketing Week 100 Disruptive Brands ~8th May~8th JunMarketing PR Events & AdvertisingInternational
Supply Chains to Admire Awards ~13th May~19th JunSupply ChainInternational
Top Companies for Customer Service1st Jun20th JanCustomer ContactUK
The Banker Top 1000 World Banks~4th Jun~1st JulFinancial ServicesInternational
The Fortune Global 500 ~19th Jun~19th JulBusinessInternational
Social Mobility Index ~26th Jun~11th OctHR & TrainingUK
Britain's Healthiest Workplace ~10th Jul~15th NovCorporate Social ResponsibilityUK
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers1st Aug1st SepHR & TrainingUK
Best Workplaces for Diversity1st Aug~5th DecHR & TrainingUSA
The Inclusive Companies Awards14th Aug~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 27th Aug30th SepEducationInternational

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