LinkedIn releases list of the world’s 40 most attractive employers

  • Social networking site LinkedIn has released its first ever list of world’s top 40 attractive employers 
  • The list ranked Apple as the most attractive employer in the world
  • Common qualities of these companies include: flexibility, minimal bureaucracy and unique perks

LinkedIn has released its list of the most attractive employers in the world and Apple came out on top.

It may be a surprise to most people but the maker of the iPhone came out as the world’s most desirable place to work.

On its first-ever Top Attractors list, the networking job site LinkedIn used its extensive data from over 430 million of its members to create the list. The data included job applications, company career page views, engagement with member and retention of its new hires. The data is from across the globe from Australia to Brazil to France to the UK to India and the United States.

LinkedIn discovered common qualities among these top-ranked employers. These qualities include the room they provide for flexibility, their efforts to cut down on bureaucracy, and unique, enticing perks.

Top employers have powerful brands and they attract people to come and inspire them to stay. These companies have lower hiring costs because they have good reputations amongst employees and they manage to retain top talent. Companies who do not invest in their reputation as good employers end up paying more – about USD4,000 more per new employee hired.

Here are the top 40:

1. Apple
3. Facebook
4. Google
6. Microsoft
7. Uber
8. Unilever
9. Coca-Cola
10. Johnson & Johnson
11. Oracle
12. Nestle
13. Deloitte
14. PepsiCo
15. Adobe
16. Shell
17. L’Oreal
18. Diageo
19. McKinsey
20. IBM
21. Visa
22. Cisco
23. Procter & Gamble
24. Disney
25. Ernst & Young
26. Dell
27. Siemens
28. Huawei
29. JLL
30. Schneider Electric
31. Tesla
32. Twitter
33. Expedia
34. Accenture
35. Nike
36. Mondelez
37. Philips
38. Adidas
39. Honeywell
40. Danone

Information Week pointed out that the top 10 companies in the list of attractive employers are all technology companies and those that are not considered technology companies are working on their image to become one.

“Goldman Sachs is 27 on the list and is repositioning itself as a tech company with a quarter of its 36,500 employees now serving as engineers or other technology staff members,” LinkedIn’s statement said.

LinkedIn noted that professionals are now looking for growing companies rather than just the blue chip ones.