Frequently Asked Questions

Asian Pacific American Survey & Best Employer Awards

Why should my company enter these awards?
The awards are an opportunity to be recognized as a leader in attracting, developing and retaining APA employees. They are also an opportunity to see how your company stacks up against comparable companies. All participating companies receive a top-line confidential report of their own company based on the results at no cost. Additionally, the survey is an insightful vehicle for communicating with your Asian Pacific American employees and showing that you care.

How can my company participate?
There are two components to the awards process: a) a corporate questionnaire to be completed by the Chief Diversity and Human Resource executives and b) a survey to be filled out by APA employees. Companies may elect to complete only the corporate questionnaire and still quality for two awards. To participate at no cost in the APA Best Employer Awards process or for more information, please contact Global Talent Initiatives at

Who participates?
Fortune 500 and other large companies participate in the awards process. 

How are the awardees selected?
Finalists and winners are chosen based on a combination of the employee responses (80%) and scores from a panel of expert judges (20%). Employees of Asia Society are not involved in the ranking/awards decisions.

What does the final report look like?
The in-depth report will include analysis of the overall results at the item and dimension level as well as analyses of strengths and areas for improvement seen across all participating companies. It also provides examples of top programs that are seen as the gold standard in the corporate world.

When and how will the results be announced?
The finalists will be announced annually in The Wall Street Journal in May. The winners will be announced during Asia Society's Diversity Leadership Forum, hosted by Time Warner in New York City.

How much does it cost?
Nothing. There is no cost whatsoever to enter the awards or to access its results.

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