The world’s best company to work for

by Magnus Penker on January 25, 2011

Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was:

  1. General Electric
  2. Procter & Gamble
  3. Intel Corporation
  4. Siemens
  5. Banco Santander

Two European firms formerly outside the 2009 top 20 – Siemens and Banco Santander – have jumped straight into the 2010 top 5. BASF is a new arrival from Europe too. Some intressting key findings was

  • 90% of the Best Companies expect employees to lead, regardless if they have a formal position of authority.
  • 90% of the Best Companies collect best practices for leadership development from subsidiaries and share them across the organization.
  • Cultural diversity has allowed 95 per cent of the Best Companies to be more effective at responding to the challenges of competing in a global economy.
  • 100% of the Best Companies have programs designed to develop leaders who can bring together resources across the organization.

Just the other day A Great Place to Work also released their list 2011 FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® which is based upon a deeper cultural audit and as far as I can see much more reliable. Their Top 5 on the Fortune list 2011 is:

  1. SAS
  2. Boston Consulting Group
  3. Wegmans Food Markets
  4. Google
  5. NetApp

At the moment the competition takes place around Europe… I get back on that when released the 26th of May. In the mean time have a look at the Swedish list

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