LinkedIn releases list of the most desirable companies to work for

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LinkedIn has released its first list of the most desirable companies to work for, across the UK.

John Lewis hit the top spot within the UK, with Virgin Media, Harrods and Google coming in behind. Globally, Apple came top followed by Salesforce, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Uber, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, all making the top ten.

The list was compiled by collecting and studying data from LinkedIn users and analysing their actions. The study took into account the number of job applications on roles advertised, the number of page views on the company’s page, and how long a new employee stayed at the company.

Writing with regards to how LinkedIn compiled the data, executive editor Daniel Roth said, “Our insights team, working with our global editorial team, analysed literally billions of actions taken by our 433+ million members to come up with a blended score that we used to rank the winners in each geography.”

The data also revealed that over half of all UK workers saw salary as the most important factor when looking for a job. However, four out of ten employees said the commuting time was the most important factor and one in three said it was the prospect of advancing their career.

Roth continued, “Nearly every [organisation] is going through or on the verge of going through a massive, tech-driven transformation, and the urgency to lure and keep the right talent to make that transition successful has never been more obvious.”

“With the pace of change just accelerating, smart employers know that they have to rewrite who they’re competing with to survive. Those who can hire better and keep the best (even if only for a short tour of duty) are going to be the ones with better shots at making it to the other side of the transition.”

You can view the full list of ‘Top Attractors’ below, or visit LinkedIn to find out more:

  1. John Lewis
  2. Virgin Media
  3. Harrods
  4. Google
  5. PA Consulting Group
  6. ASOS
  7. KPMG
  8. Jaguar Land Rover
  9. Amazon
  10. Burberry
  11. PwC
  12. Dixons Carphone
  13. Carillion
  14. EE
  15. Sainsburys
  16. Lloyds Banking Group
  17. Facebook
  18. Travis Perkins
  19. Interserve
  20. Selfridges
  21. Deloitte
  22. Arcadia
  23. House of Fraser
  24. Marks and Spencer
  25. The Net-A-Porter Group

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