About the Award
Established in 2019, the Best Employers in Sports Award presented by FEVO, recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees. Whether it’s great leadership, a focus on diversity and inclusion, a good work-life balance, or even how they’ve handled the impact of COVID-19, the Best Employers in Sports Award looks to recognize organizations who do right by their employees even in the most uncertain of times.
Our goal with this award is to ensure that organizations strive to achieve this recognition year after year, and that those who aren’t recognized will ask themselves what they can do better as an organization to foster a positive work environment for their employees.
How do we determine who wins the award? We don’t — employees do! The award is based entirely on anonymous survey results from sports industry professionals. In collaboration with our primary research partner Yrdstck, responses will be evaluated using patented AI technology powered by Canvs — free from all subjectivity and human bias. There is no word count limit and you can even use slang, text abbreviations, sarcasm or emojis to complete the survey.
2020 Award Timeline
October 6th – Employee Survey Opens
End of October – Employee Survey Closes
End of November – Recognized Organizations Notified
Mid-December – Recognized Organizations Announced Publicly
Our primary research partner Yrdstck has created a survey with a specific set of open ended questions designed to uncover how employees truly feel about their employer and rate their likeliness to recommend this employer to a friend or family member.
Yrdstck will formulate the questions and evaluate thousands of open-ended responses over the course of the next few weeks. It uses patented natural language processing technology powered by Canvs that taps into the world’s largest database of modern dialogue and virtually eliminates all forms of human bias when doing primary research.
In order to preserve the integrity of this award and eliminate any perceived biases, Yrdstck will be handling the entire research and analysis process from start to finish.
In November, after the results have been mathematically tabulated, Yrdstck will provide FOS with the organizations that scored in the top 10%. Those organizations will be announced as an FOS 2020 Best Employer in Sports.
To learn more about Yrdstck’s methodology, you can view last year’s report here.
2019 Best Employers in Sports
American Junior Golf Assoc.
Aquarius Sports & Ent.
Excel Sports Management
New York Liberty
New York Mets
Scout Sports & Ent.
Sports 1 Marketing
Wish. Timber Rattlers