The companies include Skyscanner, Scottish Gas, Nucleus and Pursuit Marketing with the winner to be announced on 17 November in Edinburgh.
Pauline Arnot, risk assurance director for PwC in Scotland said: “It’s refreshing to see companies trying out a number of initiatives to increase staff satisfaction at work.
“It’s not just about who has the biggest pay packet or who has the most holidays. A good company – and it’s ethos – are made up of so much more than that.
“We were looking for companies to provide examples of how they use innovation to embed the appropriate culture, shape their people agenda and subsequently delver positive customer outcomes.
“We rated them through an 'innovation' lens which considered a number of factors including approach to diversity, recruitment, employee engagement, working practices, customer outcomes and remuneration."
The entrants put forward a number of strong reasons for why they should win the award including:
The judges – consisting of Scottish entrepreneurs and a mix of business leaders, predominantly from the private business sector – will now meet in the coming weeks to choose a winner, who will be announced on 17 November.
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