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How the survey was done

How the survey on best workplaces was done

Workplace Dynamics, project partner with the Tampa Bay Times, invited 871 Tampa Bay area companies to take part in an examination of the best places to work and surveyed the 132 that accepted. The surveyed companies employ 43,370 in the bay area.

Of those, 33,838 employees received surveys and 22,952 responded.

The survey breaks down workplaces into three sizes based on the number of locally based employees: large, 500 or more employees; midsize, 150-499; and small, 50-149.

Why? Because smaller employers tend to score higher than midsize employers, and midsize employers tend to score better than large employers. Ranking workplaces of similar size offers a more apples-to-apples comparison.

The survey company then ranks employers within their size category based solely on the employee responses to the survey statements. The Times didn't choose the winners; the employees of the companies did.

The top employers in each category are then selected as the Top Workplaces. Workplace Dynamics also determines a list of special awards based on standout scores on specific survey statements. (For more on those special awards, see Pages 13-14.)

To participate in the Top Workplaces survey, businesses needed to have at least 50 employees working in the Tampa Bay area.

How the survey was done 04/27/12 [Last modified: Friday, April 27, 2012 3:22pm]
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