World’s Most Attractive Employers 2017

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Universum Global have announced their 9th annual “The World’s Most Attractive Employers (WMAE) 2017” results with more than 290,000 business and engineering/IT students from the world’s 12 largest economies ranking the companies they find most desirable for employment.

WMAE 2017 Business rankings Top 5:
1. Google (Non-mover since 2016)
2. Goldman Sachs (4th in 2016)
3. Apple (2nd in 2016)
4. EY (Ernst & Young) (3rd in 2016)
5. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) (Non-mover since 2016)

WMAE 2017 Engineering/IT rankings Top 5:
1. Google (Non-mover since 2016)
2. Microsoft (Non-mover since 2016)
3. Apple (Non-mover since 2016)
4. General Electric (6th in 2016)
5. BMW Group (4th in 2016)

Important 2017 Trends:

  • Business and Engineering/IT students are leaning away from macro-employers (those that have more than 1000 employees.)
  • Social media continues to be the place most students turn to in order to communicate and understand potential employers, however it is not the only one with return.
  • Globally, there’s significant interest in work/life balance from talent.
  • Students’ pursuit of career goals like work/life balance, job security and company stability lends to the increase in gender diversity within organizations.
  • The employer attributes students desire are fairly similar, regardless of their location, however, there are enough deviations to call for localization. Companies who localize their message create employer brand stories that resonate best.

For more information about the rankings and related information, go to the Universum website.