2018 Program Timeline
February - May 2018
Program promotion and awareness campaign.
May 25, 2018
Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to the primary contact within the next business day. An invoice will be emailed within 15 days (unless payment is made online). Payment is 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.
May 30, 2018

A web link for the Email Upload Portal is emailed to the primary contact at each company to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is June 1 (online option only).

Deadline to submit all employee survey customization requests (optional).
Deadline to request alternate language surveys (if applicable).
Deadline to request surveying additional employees (beyond the random sample or ineligible employees).
Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).

June 1, 2018
Deadline to submit 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).

June 1, 2018

A web link for the online Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire (EQ) will be emailed to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

June 8, 2018

Paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are mailed UPS to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

June 15, 2018
Completed online Employer Questionnaire (EQ) is due. The EQ must be completed in order to be considered for the list.
June 22, 2018
Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey invitations are sent via email (online option only).
July 3, 2018
Deadline for paper version of the employee survey (paper option only).

July 13, 2018

Deadline for all online employee surveys (online option only).

August 2018

BCG prepares and sends notification letters or emails to the primary contacts at participating companies.
September 2018
The Employee Feedback Reports are emailed to companies. Only the Demographic and Comments Reports are sent at this time.
October 9, 2018

Awards event for “Best Places to Work in Maine.”

October 2018

Mainebiz issue highlighing the list-making companies is released. The Employee Benchmark Report and Employer Benchmark Summary are emailed to participating companies following the publication.

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