2018 Program Timeline
October 20, 2017

Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be sent within 24 hours. There is no fee to register for this program. 

Companies choosing to withdraw from the process (by contacting a BCG representative), may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee.

October 25, 2017
  • A link for the Email Upload Portal is sent to the primary contact to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is October 27 . Companies that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online option only).
  • Deadline to submit customization requests (optional).
  • Deadline to submit requests for alternate language surveys (if applicable).
  • Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).
October 27, 2017

Deadline to submit your company’s list of employee email addresses via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without company email addresses (online option only).

October 27, 2017

A link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire will be sent to the primary contact at each of the registered companies.

November 3, 2017

If applicable, paper version of the employee survey and postage-paid return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

November 10, 2017

Completed Employer Questionnaires are due.

November 17, 2017

Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys are sent via email (online option only).

November 29, 2017

Deadline for all paper versions of the employee survey.

December 8, 2017

Deadline for all online versions of the employee survey.

January 2018

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports (if purchased) are sent to participating companies. (Note: Companies will only receive the Demographic Report and the employee comments portion of the Feedback Report at this time.) Payment for the Employee Feedback Reports are due within 30 days of your order. 

Feb./Mar. 2018
BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants.
April 2018

Event date for “Best Places to Work in Chicago”.

April 2018
Publication date for “Best Places to Work in Chicago”.
May 2018
The BCG Employee Benchmark Report and BCG Employer Benchmark Summary are emailed (if purchased) to participating companies after the event.


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