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Our Methodology for selecting India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2021

Every year, more than 10,000 organisations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. Great Place to Work® Institute’s methodology is recognised as rigorous and objective and considered the gold standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia and government organisations.

All organisations that nominate themselves for India’s Best Companies to Work For list undergo an assessment. As part of this assessment, all organisations are studied through two lenses. The first lens measures the quality of employee experience through their globally validated survey instrument known as Trust Index©. The second lens is called Culture Audit©, is a proprietary tool of the Institute that evaluates the quality of an organisation’s people practices, covering the entire employee life-cycle.

The Institute undertakes a robust validation process on the data gathered through the assessment process. The cumulative score of Trust Index© and Culture Audit© determines an organisation’s position in the ranking scoreboard and helps in identifying ‘India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For’. No individual or jury has a say in who makes it to the Top 100 list—only employee feedback and quality of people practice determine if an organisation is a great workplace.


Every participant receives their employee survey feedback report with an online analytics dashboard post the completion of the assessment, for which each organisation pays a minimum fee. This assessment is done pro bono for NGOs and Social Service Organisations in India.

The Institute also has a Consulting Practice. The total consulting revenue of Great Place to Work® India from the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For 2021,’ in the financial year 2020-21 is 10.3% of the total revenue of the Institute in India. Great Place to Work®, India has a stated policy of not soliciting business from the winners of India’s Best Companies to Work For.

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