It's the chicken and egg scenario so many new businesses face. They need sales to get off the ground, but they don't have the funds for big advertising and marketing campaigns. They know they need credibility and a great reputation to make sales, but they have none because they are just starting out.
Getting on a "Best Place to Work" list is not just a matter of having great programs and practices. It's a matter of conveying this fact to whomever is compiling the list. Application processes for these lists vary, but nearly all include at least one invitation to describe your company's programs, policies and practices in an open-ended format.
Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.