Each year, Fortune publishes its list of the 100 best companies to work for in the U.S. For job seekers, the list is a useful tool for finding fulfilling jobs from terrific employers. For businesses, the list raises the question of how the companies at or near the top got there.Which hiring practices or policies helped those companies build up workforces loyal enough to help them make the Fortune list? How do those businesses consistently maintain employee contentment and morale without sacrificing productivity or work quality? And how can your business learn from these lessons to establish its own reputation as a wonderful place to work? We have analyzed the 2018 Fortune list of the best companies to work for—along with similar lists—to explore the practices and policies these top businesses are using to earn the adoration of their employees.