Best Places To Work WI Nominations are OPEN!

Reception: February 2024
Location: TBD
Event Webpage:
Nomination Website:

Overview: At an evening cocktail party and dinner gala, In Business magazine will highlight the best places to work in the state of Wisconsin. Among the attendees will be company leaders and their employees celebrating their unique workplaces and cultures. Winners will be determined utilizing The Best Places to Work survey tool which is administered free to participating companies in partnership with Workforce Research Group, a workplace excellence research firm. Employees complete the survey which asks questions pertaining to work environment, culture, appreciation, advancement opportunities, communication, and other pertinent items related to their workplace. The companies will be divided into two categories — large companies and small companies. The program will introduce each company counting backward to reveal the number one company in each category. An insert in In Business magazine’s February issue will highlight the winners.

How it Works

  • Each participating organization completes a short Employer Assessment online. WRG will send the link to the assessment to the primary contact at each organization. It is free to participate in this program.
  • All Wisconsin-based employee email addresses are uploaded by each company to a secure portal. A link to complete the Employee Feedback Survey will be sent to each email address. If the organization has more than 300 employees, WRG performs a random selection.
  • After careful consideration of the data, WRG experts determine the Best Places to Work in Wisconsin. Optional: Participating companies may purchase an in-depth analysis of the survey results.


Spring 2023

  • The survey website launches
  • Registration begins.

Summer 2023

  • Employer Assessment is sent to each of the registered organizations.
  • Employee Feedback Surveys email invitations are sent to employees.

Fall 2023

  • In Business magazines receives the list of Best Places to Work in Wisconsin and notifies the participants of their inclusion, but not rank.

February 2024

  • Publication and Event for Best Places to Work in Wisconsin.

In Business will provide your organization with the following:

  • Logo on the event webpage and nomination website as a partner of the program.
  • Recognition as an event partner on print ads promoting the nomination period and the event.
  • Recognition as an event partners in email promotions for both the nomination period and the event.
  • Recognition at the event as a program partner.
  • Five tickets to the event in February 2024.

In exchange, In Business requires the following:

  • At least two emails to your membership dedicated to highlighting the Best Places to Work in Wisconsin program, encouraging companies to register and participate in the program.
    • Emails should be sent between 5/1/23 and 7/15/23. (Registration deadline is 7/21/23.)
  • At least two additional mentions of the program each month (May through July) within your organization’s regular email blasts leading up to the registration deadline of 7/21/23.
  • At least one mention per month of the awards program within your organization’s regular email blasts in December and January.