2017 Program Timeline


December 2016 - March 2017
Program promotion and awareness campaign.
March 31, 2017
Participation registration deadline.  Confirmation of registration will be sent within 24 hours.  Companies will receive an invoice within 15 days (unless payment is made online). Fees are due within 30 days of invoice receipt.

Registered companies choosing to withdraw from the process (by contacting a Best Companies Group representative) may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee.
April 5, 2017

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is sent to the primary contact to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is April 7th. Companies that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online option only).

Deadline to submit customization requests (optional).

Deadline to submit requests for alternate language surveys (if applicable).

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).

April 7, 2017

Deadline to submit your company’s list of employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without company email addresses (online option only).

April 7, 2017 A Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ) will be sent to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.
April 14, 2017

If applicable, paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

April 21, 2017
Completed Employer Questionnaires (EQs) are due.
April 28, 2017
Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys are sent via email (online option only).
May 3, 2017
Deadline for all paper versions of the employee survey (paper option only).
May 12, 2017
Deadline for all online versions of the employee survey (online option only).
Mid June 2017 BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants.
July 2017 The BCG Employee Feedback Reports are sent to participating companies. (Note: Companies will only receive the Demographic Report and employee comments portion of the Feedback Report at this time.)
August 3, 2017 Event date for the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” The benchmarking data portions of the Employee Feedback Report will be emailed to participating companies following the event.

August 2017

SCBIZ publication date for the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” 


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