7 Ways to Celebrate Great Place to Work-Certification™

RAVEN TOLBERT

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Break out the confetti! Getting Great Place to Work-Certified™ is more than just badges and bragging rights. You are part of a company that puts its people first.

This milestone is your chance to celebrate your employees, join a global community of exceptional companies and put your company name on the map of desirable workplaces.

Many companies ask us: “How can we use our Certification throughout the year, not just the initial announcement?”

Here are some fun ways we have seen other workplaces spread the love all year:

1. Blog about it

Share your Certified status on your company blog and explain what getting Certified means to you. This is your chance to toot your own horn a little and spell out exactly what it means to join the Certified club.

2. Throw a virtual party

Even though you may not be back in the office yet, there are lots of creative ways to celebrate from home. Host a virtual party with music, games and share employee shout-outs. (Bonus points for picking a theme and coordinating Zoom backgrounds!)

3. Treat your team to lunch or happy hour

Photo: Certified company ALKU celebrated their employees with a virtual cocktail making class.

Show your people that your care by pausing work for a free lunch or happy hour. Salt-rimmed margarita? Yes, please.

4. Spread the word on social media

Give your Twitter followers a behind-the-scenes look at your company celebration. Add photos of your office party to your Instagram Story. Make a nifty video for Facebook. Sign your posts with #GPTWcertified to join the national conversation. Offer a $1 donation to a charity for every employee who posts about being Certified on their social media.

5. Acknowledge your people

Noticed someone making the workday a little brighter for their coworkers? Use this day as an opportunity to recognize employees across your company for helping create a great workplace. Tributes from managers are flattering, but peer recognition is even better.

Organizing a Secret Santa-style matching system invites employees to think thoughtfully about how they recognize their colleague. One-to-one appreciation also gives every employee time in the limelight.

6. Help your people give back

With everything happening in the world, now is the opportune time to help others. Support employees’ benevolent streak by matching donations to charitable causes of their choice.

7. Reward your customers, too

Pay the love forward to your clients or customers. Show them how important employee happiness is to you by giving away freebies or discounts on the day you become Certified or Certification Nation Day. Run a hospitality business? Give everyone a free latte!

Looking for more ideas on how to celebrate? Ask your team! In the spirit of inclusive culture, the celebration will be best when everyone builds the party together!

Have an opportunity to celebrate with your company by being Great Place To Work-Certified™ .

RAVEN TOLBERT

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Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia™ by surveying 2.1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting 5.9 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Bahrain, Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2022 or early 2023.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000+) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

To determine the 2022 Vietnam Best Workplaces™, Great Place To Work®️ analyzed confidential survey feedback representing nearly 20,000 employees across different industries in Vietnam. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place To Work For All™️.

85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place To Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place To Work-Certified™ standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place To Work requires that Trust Index©️ survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. 

Companies with 10-99 people were considered for the Small category, companies with 100-999 people were considered for the Medium category and companies with 1000+ people were considered for the Large category.