JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Convenience Store News, in partnership with the Best Companies Group, continues to accept entries to the "Best Places to Work in C-store Retailing" competition, which will recognize employers that show excellence through their innovative employee practices and policies.
Both publicly and privately held retailer businesses that operate, franchise or license at least 10 full-line convenience stores are eligible to enter this unique nationwide competition. To enter, both employers and employees will be asked to complete user-friendly surveys online. A confidential paper survey option is available for a small fee.
The goal of the "Best Places to Work in C-store Retailing" program is to identify and recognize those great places to work in the c-store industry that strive to create and build even better workplaces for their employees. This initiative is integral for the convenience store industry to attract the best and brightest employees, and to compete in both the national and global arenas.
This prestigious award is sure to help winning companies increase the quality of their job applicants, heighten company pride, give them the ability to benchmark their company with their peers, and provide them with great public relations and marketing advantages.
Retailer organizations will compete in categories based on the number of full-line c-stores they operate within North America. Category sizes are:
- Small: 10-99 stores
- Medium: 100-499 stores
- Large: 500 or more stores
The Best Companies Group will conduct the selection process based on an assessment of the employer's policies and procedures, combined with the results of a 66-question employee engagement and satisfaction survey. Companies will be able to purchase an in-depth Employee Feedback Report following the program that can help them develop and implement the strategic steps necessary to create a great workplace and continue improving the performance of their business.
The deadline for retailers to enter the CSNews "Best Places to Work in C-store Retailing" program is May 30. Registration can be completed at http://bestplacestoworkcsn.com.
An editorial feature on the winners will appear in the November issue of Convenience Store News and on the CSNews.com website.
The Best Companies Group works with national and local partners in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide and regional basis.