WorkLife 50

Every company wants to be known as one of the best places to work. But industry lists recognizing employers can be a nightmare – the entry process takes forever and the way winners are selected can seem unfair.

The WorkLife 50 is an annual list showcasing the most outstanding employers as chosen by our editors. We’ll evaluate companies on culture, DE&I initiatives and employee development using a straightforward and objective approach – no complicated surveys or biased rating systems.

Learn more about your chance to be recognized as one of WorkLife’s 50 best places to work.

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How it Works

The WorkLife 50 sets out to recognize the best places to work based on their efforts towards professional development, productivity, DE&I and company culture.

  • Step 1 – Start an entry using our form above, begin by giving us some background information about your company.
  • Step 2 – Complete the entry form covering your company’s efforts in transforming training and professional development, productivity, DE&I and culture.
  • Step 3 – Provide a company statement for us to use in the event that you are chosen as one of the WorkLife 50.
  • Step 4 – Look over your entry and make sure you included everything you want our editors to know. Have your team review for an extra set of eyes.


  • Jim Cooper
    Digiday Media
  • Jessica Davies
    Managing Editor
  • Cloey Callahan
  • Sara Jerde
    Managing Editor
  • Julia Tabisz
    Deputy Managing Editor

Judging Criteria

Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities in the areas of professional development, training, company culture, and DE&I.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance or specific KPIs. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.


Can I submit from outside the U.S.?

Yes, our awards programs are open to entrants globally.

Can I edit my nomination after the deadline?

No. Your nomination must be completed in its entirety at the time of payment. There will be no access to edit nominations after completion.

Who’s contact information should we include on the entry form?

You should include the information of the most appropriate point of contact for updates regarding your entry. Please provide a company email address. You should also include a secondary email address in case we aren’t able to connect with the primary contact.

When and how are the winners announced?

Winners are revealed in an exclusive announcement on and in our daily newsletter.

Can I license the use of the program’s logo?

Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, read more here.

Can I sponsor an awards program?

Yes. To learn more about opportunities to sponsor an awards program, read more here.