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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Forbes List of the World’s Best Employers to Work For (Episode 192)

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On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares Forbes’ list of “The Worlds Best Employers,” which compiled survey data from more than 160,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries.

Which three companies topped the list? Tune in to the WJR Business Beat, below, to find out!

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Good morning, Paul.

Forbes has just come out with its list of the world’s best employers to work for, and we’ve got the inside scoop this morning on the Business Beat.

Forbes partnered with research firm, Statista, to survey more than 160,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries. All surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions about their employers.

Now, those surveyed were asked to rate their employers in various ways, such as whether or not they’d recommend their employer to friends and family, and or if they felt their employer in their respective industries stood out positively. And participants were also asked to rate their companies on aspects such as image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality, and social responsibility.

And then the 750 companies that received the highest total scores made the final list.

The results?

Well first, let me point out the United States dominated the list with 247 employers on it. Unsurprisingly, employees of IT, software and telecommunications organizations, which have seen business grow and were able to shift to working remotely more easily, tended to rate their company’s coronavirus responses more positively than workers of, say, travel and leisure or transportation companies.

So, what gets a company onto the list?

Well, by way of example, HP came in at number 17 on the list and Forbes reports that among other perks, HP offered its employees the opportunity to apply for its employee relief fund, allowing everyone who faced a pandemic-related financial hardship to apply to receive up to $10,000 from the company. Now that’ll get you on the list. Employees at HP also had access to physicians on staff while they worked, Michelin chef led cooking classes and homeschooling tutoring support sessions.

And now to the top three. So, who topped the list?

Well, it was Samsung at number one. Amazon came in at number two and IBM at number three. You can see the complete list at forbes.com.

Make it a great weekend, everybody! I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

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