If you’re on the hunt for a new job, it helps to know which companies have the most coveted jobs. We all want to work toward a mission we believe in or for brand we love, and while there are millions of companies around the world and online, there are only a few that stand out in excellence among their peers.
LinkedIn wants to help you expand that list by tapping into its massive database of 238 million professional profiles and leveraging information about our interactions with businesses to determine which are the most sought after employers on LinkedIn. The new World’s Most In Demand Employers ranking has been unveiled today at the 2013 Talent Connect Conference in Las Vegas as a follow-up to the first-ever employer ranking in 2012.
So how do companies fare this year compared to last year? Apparently companies outside the U.S. are becoming increasingly attractive, with 42% of the top 100 employers located outside the U.S. this year compared to only 32% last year. LinkedIn has seen strong growth in emerging markets which could also be normalizing the data.
A few other notable highlights include heavyweight technology companies dominating the top 10 like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, along with packaged consumer good companies like Unilever, Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. Amazon has actually tripled its number of LinkedIn followers in the past 12 months, according to LinkedIn’s announcement.
Surprisingly, 16 oil and energy companies made this year’s list, led by Shell, compared to just 10 of these companies last year.
At #99, the Stockholm-based music streaming service Spotify was the smallest company to make the list.
Did your company make the cut? Do you think any other in demand employer deserves a spot on the list?