Kincentric Best Employers Program

Be the best in the business.
Spark change. Inspire your people. Accelerate success. 



Are you the best in the business?


In today's competitive global job market, being a well-known organization or having a famous consumer brand name is not enough to attract and retain top talent. Organizations need to spark change and build a culture of agility, create inspiring employee experiences, nurture feedback and dialogue, actively focus on innovation, and embed their businesses into the future.

Backed by 20 years’ worth of data on employee experience, the Kincentric Best Employers program recognizes leading employers worldwide, using the most objective measure possible - employee opinion. It differentiates on people factors which are the key to accelerating success: high employee engagement, profound agility, engaging leadership and maniacal talent focus.

At Kincentric, we know that becoming a Best Employer is a journey in an organization's development, and it doesn’t happen overnight. However, it's a journey that is truly worth the effort. Becoming a Kincentric Best Employer leads to better business, and improved results for all stakeholders.


Engaged Employees in Meeting
“IHG is defined by the more than 400,000 people who work in our hotels and corporate offices and it’s only by listening to these colleagues that we can continue to deliver our purpose of providing True Hospitality for everyone for the millions of guests we welcome each year. Achieving Best Employer accreditation and recognition for our approach to diversity and inclusion shows that we’re creating an environment where people feel like they really belong and can deliver their best work.”

Ranjay Radhakrishnan, Chief Human Resources Officer, IHG


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"Since its founding more than ninety years ago, Marriott’s success has been rooted in its commitment to foster wellbeing and opportunity for all. We are pleased to have been the first company to be named a Global Best Employer and truly honored to have achieved that distinction every succeeding year. It’s a testament to the heart and soul of our people-first culture."

David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International


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What’s in it for your organization?

We want the participation experience in the Kincentric Best Employers global program to be rewarding for all organizations. Kincentric is committed to providing insights on best practices in talent management, as well as the results specific to the organization. These are the participation benefits you can expect:

Participation benefits

Get recognized for being the best in the business

Being certified as a Kincentric Best Employer means getting recognized for being extraordinary. It means employees are highly satisfied with their employment experience, specifically on aspects that are crucial for organizations to excel: employee engagement, agility, engaging leadership and talent focus.

Positively influence morale and enhance your reputation

Our experience shows that being recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer can positively influence employee morale, boost employee confidence and pride in the organization, and also positively enhance your organization’s reputation with customers, investors and potential employees – it solidifies your position to attract the best.   

Enhance your brand globally, not just locally

Kincentric Best Employers is the largest program with significant global presence, which enables you to build your brand visibility across multiple markets of operation and enjoy country/market, regional or global certification status.   

Benchmark against the best

Your employee feedback is stacked against the best organizations in Kincentric’s robust database – the strongest in the industry, with data from nearly 15 million employees from across the globe.  

Access to insightful and actionable data

All program participants will receive insightful and actionable data, delivered through state-of-the-art technology platforms, to better understand employee opinions on engagement and other dimensions of the work environment, as well as a view of the most critical focus areas to help define the roadmap going forward.   

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Benchmark against the best

Our research proves that Kincentric Best Employers drive consistent long-term performance through effective leadership, a profoundly agile organization, an exceptional talent focus and ultimately, through high employee engagement. Not only are these organizations well positioned to win the war for talent, but they are seeing better business results as well.

People factors: Our key to an amazing employee experience

Our research shows that extraordinary employers are creating an amazing employee experience by excelling on four measurable "people factors". Our Best Employers surpass other organizations on these critical factors to create sustainable competitive advantage. 

The new benchmark – becoming a Kincentric Best Employer across the globe 

In the global program, with consistent methodology, we measure and recognize employer excellence, anywhere in the world. When your organization is recognized as a workplace of choice in every country where you are present, it can do wonders for your reputation as an employer. Discover how you can take part.

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Best employers around the world

If you achieve the status of being a Kincentric Best Employer you'll be in good company. Take a look at the organizations who have achieved this status.

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