One thing definitely not lacking in the human resources and talent-acquisition field are lists of the best workplaces. You’ve got local lists, regional lists, even lists of where high schoolers will want to work; national ones like Glassdoor’s, Universum’s, Fortune’s, and a WilsonHCG top-employment-brand list that a few talent-acquisition leaders told me via email they really liked.
One list out from Forbes (a magazine, apparently, that recruiters read quite widely) involved asking employees this: On a scale of 0-10, how likely would you be to recommend your employer to someone else? How about other employers in your industry?
The employees asked in the survey worked for U.S. companies, or U.S. divisions, with 2,500 or more employees. You’ll be utterly unsurprised to find Google on there.
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Non-profits and governments were included; in fact, they fared quite well in this list, with some universities and hospitals ranked way above Starbucks, Disney, and Tesla.