COVID-19 UPDATE:
Best Companies Group and Automotive News are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Should there be any changes to this program or its timeline, we will update this notice and notify all current registrants directly. As of today, there have been no changes to this program.
     

Registration Deadline

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AUG 3, 2020

Participation registration deadline. Confirmation of registration will be sent within 24 hours. Dealerships will receive an invoice via email (if applicable). Payment is due within 30 days of invoice receipt. Dealerships choosing to withdraw from the process may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee by contacting a BCG representative.

 
     

AUG 4, 2020

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Email Upload Portal Launch

 

A Web 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 AUG 7. Dealerships that need access codes will also request them via this portal (online employee survey option only).

     

Additional Services Deadline

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AUG 4, 2020

Deadline to submit all employee survey customization requests, request alternate language surveys and request to survey additional employees, beyond the random sample or outside of the United States.

 
     

AUG 4, 2020

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Employee Eligibility Checklist Deadline

 

Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Checklist (paper employee survey option only).

     

Email Upload Portal Deadline

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AUG 7, 2020

Deadline to submit employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without dealership email addresses (online employee survey option only).

 
     

 AUG 7, 2020

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Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire Sent

 

A Web link for the BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ) will be sent to the primary contact at each of the registered dealerships.

     

Paper Survey Sent

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AUG 11, 2020

If applicable, paper version of the employee survey and return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating dealership's for distribution (paper employee survey option only).

 
     

AUG 21, 2020

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Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire Deadline

 

Completed Employer Questionnaires (EQs) are due.

     

Online Survey Sent

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AUG 21, 2020

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

 
     

AUG 26, 2020

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Paper Survey Postmark Deadline

 

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

     

Online Survey Deadline

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SEP 4, 2020

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

 
     

OCT 2020

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Notification Process

 

BCG prepares and issues notification letters to the participants.

     

Employee Feedback
Reports Sent

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OCT/NOV 2020

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

 
     

DEC 6 & 7 2020

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Event & Publication

 

Virtual event and publication date for the "Automotive News: Best Dealerships To Work For."

     

Employee Benchmark
Report Delivered

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DEC 2020

The employee benchmarking portion of the Employee Feedback Report is delivered, if purchased.

 
     

DEC 2020

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Employer Benchmark
Summary Delivered

 

The free Employer Benchmark Summary is delivered to all participants.

 

 

 

 

 

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