2017's top 25 global companies according to LinkedIn

These are the most sought-after companies in the world, in terms of engagement, job application and retention rates.

Professional social network LinkedIn has revealed its list of top global companies for the year.

The list was developed based on the number of interactions that took place between LinkedIn users and the thousands of organisations indexed on the platform.

The rankings are organised according to engagement level, number of job applications and attrition rates.

LinkedIn found that the top companies looked beyond basic work-life strategies.

Some like Adobe, ranked 24 in the US, offer employees sabbaticals after they reach certain milestones, from four weeks paid-time off after five years of service to six weeks off after 15, 20, 25 or more years at the company.

They also put their money where their mouths are with regards to pay equality.

For instance, beer manufacturer Lion, 22nd in Australia, levelled the pay differences between all its staff after an internal audit revealed female employees were paid 3.2% less than their male counterparts.

Following this, it also enforced a zero-gap pay policy.

Companies like Dell and Amazon in the US, ranked 14 and 4 respectively, allocate their resources towards unconventional employee perks, which they deem more useful. 

Both companies allow employees to bring their dogs to work, and even employ on-site "Woof Managers" to handle the pets.

Energy management company Schneider Electric, which came in at 23rd position on the global rankings, believes a strong employer value proposition helped make it an attractive workplace.

“In our ever-changing business landscape, we are very aware that people identify themselves with opportunities where they can bring their authentic selves to work and realize their ambitions,” says Olivier Blum, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice-President at Schneider Electric.

“Schneider Electric is committed to reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives, all of which begins with the combined talent of our 144,000 employees.”

One surprising entry on this year’s list is the scandal-plagued Uber.

LinkedIn defends its top five placement on the global chart, as job seekers “continue to flood the unicorn with job views and applications, both of which nearly doubled year-over-year in February”.

Here is the full list of top 25 global companies according to LinkedIn:

1.     Alphabet

2.     Amazon

3.     Facebook

4.     Uber

5.     Apple

6.     Salesforce

7.     McKinsey & Company

8.     LVMH

9.     L’Oréal

10.   Dell Technologies

11.   Cisco

12.   Tesla

13.   Oracle

14.   Siemens

15.   Unilever

16.   The Walt Disney Company

17.   Johnson & Johnson

18.   IBM

19.   Deloitte

20.   PepsiCo

21.   Accenture

22.   EY

23.   Schneider Electric

24.   Adobe

25.   GE

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