Publications

October 2020

The story of 2020 is one of historic challenges.

The two viruses of Covid-19 and racism combined to sow immense fear, chaos and pain in countries and companies alike. But 2020 also is a story of deeply human responses by the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces™.

This report tells the promising tale of how the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces™ became even better in 2020. How they got creative in caring for people, deepened their commitment to community, and courageously connected in new ways. The World’s Best have set themselves up for business success even as they have accelerated the movement toward a better future, in which all organizations become great places to work For All.

The story of the World’s Best this year, ultimately, is one of hope.

September 2020

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Building Anti-racist Workplaces

TIME magazine just named him to the 100 List of Most Influential People in the world. We’re talking about Ibram X. Kendi. Ibram is an American author and historian who teaches at American University and one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism.

Ibram is also the director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and author of the books How to Be an Antiracist” and “Antiracist Baby.”

Ibram joined us recently for an exclusive talk on how companies can create fair and equal workplaces. Ibram equates fighting racism with fighting a cancer. He explains how we can build an anti-racist world by anchoring in shared definitions. Here are our favorite take-aways from the talk. To continue reading…

June 2020

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Is This Diversity Problem Hiding in Your Employee Survey Data?

When people choose not to reveal parts of their identity, they’re telling you a lot. Pride Month is about showing up and being accepted for exactly who you are. And here at Great Place to Work®, we believe employees shouldn’t have to disguise themselves to “fit in” at work. Our research shows this not only hurts belonging but also lowers self-esteem and employee engagement. To continue reading…

May 2020

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Are You Tracking This Key Indicator of Employee Health and Productivity?

There’s a syndrome affecting over 20% of employees around the world (and even more at companies with low-trust cultures). According to the World Health Organization, its cause is “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

Left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on your workplace culture and organization’s financial wellbeing. We’re talking about job burnout. To continue reading…

February 2020

The New Future of Work: Insights & Predictions from the 2020: 100 Best Companies

The workplace is changing rapidly. Automation and AI are disrupting jobs and transforming industries. Leaders are struggling to help employees understand and get ready for their future. Read our latest report to understand the trends that are shaping the future of work.

The good news: when you build a great workplace for all, every organization can rise to meet the challenge of tomorrow. 

In this report you will learn:

  • Which industries are best prepared for AI
  • How politics shapes perceptions of fair treatment of work
  • Which key employee groups can help predict whether a company flourishes or flounders during a recession

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