Google and John Lewis named best employers for talent attraction and retention


Apple, Facebook, Google, John Lewis and Virgin Media are among the top organisations for attracting and retaining talent, according to research by LinkedIn.

Its Top attractors list is based on analysis of the actions taken by over 433 million LinkedIn members, which was then used to rank organisations with more than 500 employees by country. Measures used include the number of job applications, engagement and new hire staying power.

Microsoft, Netflix and Tesla are among the organisations to feature in the top 40 organisations in the US for attracting and retaining staff, while Burberry, Harrods, and KPMG are among the top 25 organisations in the UK.

The top 10 organisations globally are:

  1. Apple
  2. Salesforce
  3. Facebook
  4. Google
  5. Amazon
  6. Microsoft
  7. Uber
  8. Unilever
  9. Coca Cola
  10. Johnson and Johnson

The top 10 organisations in the US are:

  1. Google
  2. Salesforce
  3. Facebook
  4. Apple
  5. Amazon
  6. Uber
  7. Microsoft
  8. Tesla
  9. Twitter
  10. Airbnb

The top 10 organisations in the UK are:

  1. John Lewis
  2. Virgin Media
  3. Harrods
  4. Google
  5. PA Consulting Group
  6. Asos
  7. KPMG
  8. Jaguar Landrover
  9. Amazon
  10. Burberry

Daniel Roth, executive editor at LinkedIn, said: “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 their strategies and rethink who they’re competing with to survive. Those [organisations] 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.”