Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-18-2013

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

1. Open Line  91% of the "best and brightest" organizations use a company intranet or website to communicate to workers.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

2. Flex Thinking  90% offer flextime, job sharing and other flexible scheduling.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

3. Input Sought  80% use annual surveys to gauge employee engagement.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

4. Giving Nature  80% sponsor local charitable activities, as well as conduct on-site activities such as blood and food drives.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

5. Bargain Bonanza  78% offer employee discounts with negotiated vendors.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

6. Home Office  75% offer workers the opportunity to telecommute.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

7. Well Wishes  73% offer wellness incentives.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

8. Money Talks  68% have increased their base compensation.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

9. Global Grasp  67% offer written diversity statements, and 50% host or sponsor activities to celebrate multiculturalism.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies

10. Helping Hand  55% offer mentoring or coaching programs to employees.

Ten Qualities of 'Best and Brightest' Companies