Published by ClearlyRated - 01/8/24

ClearlyRated ‘Best of’ Industry Awards Calendar

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A calendar of ClearlyRated ‘Best of’ industry awards and their registration deadlines.

Last Update:  January 9, 2024

Every year, ClearlyRated recognizes leading firms in professional service industries whose clients (and/or placed talent or internal employees) have ranked them in the elite class of service excellence.

These annual service excellence awards are based exclusively on Net Promoter® Score (NPS) ratings gathered through the ClearlyRated survey program. Eligibility requirements are robust, and all ratings are validated and measured against industry standards on an annual basis – with each year’s winners announced starting in February.


ClearlyRated ‘Best of’ Industry Awards Cycle

At the beginning of February each year, ClearlyRated publishes lists of the ‘Best of’ award-winning B2B firms in each of our awarded industries for the current year. As additional firms qualify for the award(s) in their industry, those firm names are added to the published list of winners for the current award year.  

See the current 2023 ‘Best of’ award-winning firms in our awarded industries:

2023 Best of Accounting

2023 Best of HR Services

2023 Best of Insurance

2023 Best of Legal

2023 Best of RPO

2023 Best of Staffing

Public Announcement Dates for ‘Best of’ Industry Awards

We like to make quite a bit of brouhaha around the announcement of the winner lists at the beginning of February each year. We celebrate the award-winning firms by spreading the word of their NPS® excellence as far and wide as possible. You may have seen our announcement emails, videos, social media posts, podcasts, case studies, and newswire coverage during our February ‘Best of’ industry awards season.

‘Best of’ Industry awards announcement dates:

  • 2024 ‘Best of’ Industry Award announcement: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 
  • 2025 ‘Best of’ Industry Award announcement: Tuesday, February 4, 2025 

Special designation announcement dates:

  • 2024 Best Staffing Firms for Women List announcement: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Best Staffing Firms for Women (BSFW) list is an additional special designation that recognizes the staffing firms that provide the best employee experience and advancement opportunities for their female internal employees. 

>> See the 2023 Best Staffing Firms for Women List to learn more about the Best Staffing Firms for Women designation.

Registration Deadlines for ‘Best of’ Industry Awards
  • Registration deadline to qualify for 2024 ‘Best of’ industry awards: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Priority registration deadline to survey your stakeholders for the 2025 ‘Best of’ industry awards before the holiday season: Friday, August 16, 2024

Register for the award program in your industry here:

Register for Best of AccountingRegister for Best of HR Services  | Register for Best of Insurance | Register for Best of Legal | Register for Best of RPO | Register for Best of Staffing


Award Eligibility Criteria: 

Winners for each industry award are selected with a proven competition methodology that eliminates error and ensures firms are unable to game the system.

  • To be eligible for a ClearlyRated industry award, your firm must be located in the United States or Canada.
  • Using the ClearlyRated survey process, clients (and/or placed talent or internal employees) of participating B2B firms are sent an online survey asking them to rate their satisfaction with their firm based on the Net Promoter® survey methodology.
  • Each firm’s survey responses are calculated and validated by third party research firm and competition administrator, ClearlyRated.
  • Based on industry benchmarks for the given award year, ClearlyRated determines the minimum satisfaction score that firms must earn to be awarded – ensuring client satisfaction and service quality of winning firms is significantly higher than the industry average.

Learn more about award eligibility in your industry:

If you have any questions whatsoever about the ‘Best of’ industry awards, the upcoming deadlines, or the survey process, please don’t hesitate to contact us now!

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