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The 2022 US GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards returns in May

Last year's winners included Respawn, iam8bit and Virtuos

The GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards is returning to the US on Thursday, May 12th.

US games companies -- including developers, publishers, retailers and service companies -- can submit themselves for the awards from today. The deadline for submissions (for both the employer and employee surveys) is Friday, April 15th. This process can take several weeks, so if you're interested, please enter as soon as possible.

Last year's US Awards saw the like of Respawn, Virtuos, Schell Games, Pragma Platform and Iron Galaxy Studios win our coveted 'Best Places' badges. We also handed out special awards to the likes of iam8bit (for corporate social responsibility), Survious (for Health and Wellbeing ) and Hangar 13 boss Haden Blackman was named US Best Boss.

This year's special awards categories include:

- The Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- The Education Award
- The Health and Wellbeing Award
- The Environmental Award
- The US Best Boss

Both the special awards and the badges are judged via a two survey system -- one for the employer to fill in and another for the employees. The results of those surveys determine whether you will receive one of our Best Places To Work badges. The survey has been updated for 2022 with new questions and tweaks to old ones. You can read a full detailed explanation on how the Best Places To Work Awards are judged through here.

All responses are entirely confidential. Businesses that do not receive a high enough score will not be named.

The Best Places To Work Awards is all about helping to make the games business a better place to work. Those who win will receive our prestigious Best Places badge, while all participating companies will receive their scores back so they can identify areas of improvement.

We also have two paid reports that go into more depth and allow employers to benchmark their scores against similar businesses.

This year's US ceremony will take place digitally and will include a series of talks that will tackle the biggest issues in employment, such as the return to work post-COVID.

Finally, every participant in the US Awards will also receive 3 free job credits to the GamesIndustry.biz Jobs Board.

To take part, click here. You can also submit your boss for consideration for the 'Best Boss' prize by emailing bestplacestowork@gamesindustry.biz. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 18th.

For more details about the show, check out our Best Places To Work Awards website. For anyone interested in sponsoring the event, contact George.Corner@reedpop.com

Check out last year's US awards right here.