2018 Program Timeline

January - April 2018

Program promotion and awareness campaign.

April 27, 2018

Participation registration deadline.  All dealerships must pay the $125 registration fee at time of registration. Confirmation of registration will be sent within 24 hours.

Registered dealerships choosing to withdraw from the process may do so by this date without incurring a withdrawal fee by contacting a BCG representative.

May 2, 2018

Deadline to submit customization requests (optional).

Deadline to request alternate language surveys (if applicable).

(Online option only): 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 May 4. Dealerships that need access codes will also request them via this portal.

(Paper option only): Deadline to submit the Employee Eligibility Check List.

May 4, 2018

(Online option only): Deadline to submit your dealership’s list of employee email addresses to BCG via the Email Upload Portal. This is also the deadline to request any access codes for employees without email addresses.

May 4, 2018

The Employer Benefits and Policies Questionnaire is sent to all participating dealerships.

May 11, 2018

(Paper option only): Paper version of the employee survey and return envelopes are sent to the primary contact at participating dealerships for distribution.

May 18, 2018

Completed Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaires are due.

June 1, 2018

(Online option only): Online Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys are sent via email.

June 6, 2018

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

June 15, 2018

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

July 2018

BCG and Automotive News prepare and issue notification letters to the participants.

July 2018

Automotive News publishes alphabetical list of Best Dealerships To Work For.

August 2018

The BCG Employee Feedback Reports (if purchased) are sent to participating dealerships.
October 2018

Automotive News Best Dealerships To Work For Conference and Awards Gala.

October 2018 Automotive News publishes Special Section: Best Dealerships To Work For.
November 2018

Benchmarking portion of the Employee Feedback Report is sent (if purchased).


News & Updates

2018 Best Dealerships To Work For

NEW FOR 2018: Shortened Employer Questionnaire

NEW FOR 2018: Revised Employee Survey