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2015 Programme Timeline

January – March 2015

Programme promotion and awareness campaign.

6 March 2015

Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to the primary contact within the next business day. Companies will then receive an invoice via email within 15 days (if applicable). Fees are due within 30 days of invoice receipt.


Registered companies choosing to withdraw from the process (by contacting a Best Companies Group representative) may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee.

11 March 2015

A Web link for the Email Upload Portal is emailed to the primary contact to upload employee email addresses for survey distribution. The deadline to upload the file containing the email addresses is 6 March. Companies that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online option only).

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List (paper option only).

Deadline to submit employee survey customisation requests (optional).
Deadline to request alternate language employee surveys (if applicable).
Deadline to request surveying additional employees (optional).

13 March 2015

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

13 March 2015

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

20 March 2015

Paper version of the employee survey and envelopes are mailed to the primary contact at participating companies for distribution (paper option only).

27 March 2015

Completed Employer Questionnaires (EQs) are due.

 3 April 2015

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

17 April 2015

Deadline for all paper versions of the employee survey (paper option only).

24 April 2015

Deadline for all online versions of the employee survey (online option only).

May 2015

Notification of list-making status are issued to the participants.

May 2015

The Employee Feedback Reports (if purchased) are emailed to participating companies. Only the Employee Demographic and Comments Reports are sent at this time.

Summer 2015

Publication of Best Places to Work in Community Pharmacy list in C+D and at chemistanddruggist.co.uk.

Late June 2015

The benchmarking portions of the Employee Feedback Report are emailed to companies purchasing the report.