The 2014 CNY’s Best Places to Work awards marked the 2nd year in a row Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) partnered with BizEventz and the Business Journal News Network (BJNN) to manage the employee surveying process. RMS managed all of the data and analysis portions of the project leading up to the event held at the SRC Arena on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 AM. A total of 22 organizations were named top places to work in Central New York. A list of top 12 smaller employers (5 to 50 employees) and top 10 larger employers (51+ employees).

Employee survey vendor

Management of the employee survey involved numerous steps for the Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) staff including:

  • Contacting and emailing the head project lead from each registered company through the BizEventz website
  • Exchange of email addresses from the organization to RMS to allow for secure, confidential, and anonymous survey invites
  • Initial survey invitations to each and every employee in which an email address was provided
  • Multiple email reminders to employees to complete the survey (if warranted)
  • Regular updates to the head project lead at each organization to make them aware of participation rates for qualification
  • Data cleaning, verification, and auditing to ensure each organization’s responses were valid
  • Analysis on both importance and satisfaction questions to arrive at an overall rank for CNY’s Best Places to Work Awards
  • Syncing the data and analysis with our reporting tool to automate question-by-question breakdowns of statistics and a dashboard
  • Creation of word clouds to detail open-ended responses to the Best Places to Work survey
Best Places to Work Survey Example

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Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) is an employee survey vendor located outside of Syracuse NY. Our team specializes in all types of employee surveys and we can customize a series of questions for your organization. All of our questions can be benchmarked to other organizations across the nation within your industry. RMS is a full-service market research firm that can also work as your consultant to conduct employee focus groups or one-on-one employee interviews. If you are interested contact our Business Development Director Sandy Baker at or by calling 1-866-567-5422.