■ 20 large companies (500 or more employees)
■ 55 midsize companies (150-499 employees)
■ 70 small companies (149 or fewer employees)
Forty-three additional Atlanta-area companies were chosen as Top Achievers for scoring above the national benchmark.
The survey gathered responses to 24 factors covering seven areas, including organizational health factors relating to workplace culture. Employee engagement, company leadership and the basics (pay, benefits, flexibility, training and expectations) were among the questions.
Employers were ranked in groups of similar size, and those that scored high enough were recognized as Top Workplaces. In addition, special award winners received standout scores on specific survey areas.
A response rate of at least 35 percent of a company’s employees based in metro Atlanta was required. In addition, employers with 85 or fewer metro Atlanta workers had to have at least 30 responders. Energage also ran statistical tests to identify questionable results and disqualify any employers.