Top 10 Global Most Loved Workplaces®
Creating Exceptional Employee Experiences in today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for organizations aiming to thrive. Beyond competitive salaries and benefits, the most successful companies understand the importance of fostering a positive work environment and prioritizing employee well-being. Newsweek has recently released its list of the Top 10 Global Most Loved Workplaces®, recognizing companies that excel in creating exceptional employee experiences. Let’s look at these organizations and their innovative strategies to ensure their employees love where they work.
Here are the Top 10 Companies That Made it to the Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces® in Newsweek.
- HLB International (40,831 employees, England) HLB International stands out for its approachability, flexibility, and dedication to work-life balance. The company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council drives clear goals for gender diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented groups. Through initiatives like “Days of Understanding,” HLB International encourages candid conversations about diversity. The HLB Engage program provides networking opportunities and developmental projects for young employees, fostering growth and exposure throughout the company. The HLB Skills Hub also supports upskilling and reskilling efforts, creating a global marketplace for internal opportunities.
- Certinia (1,000 employees, USA) Certinia strongly emphasizes employee voices by hosting a leadership summit akin to the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” The top 100 performance leaders present their ideas, fostering engagement and connection. The company offers ample paid time off, volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, and even a gift-giving program, which helps maintain a healthy work-life balance and a sense of camaraderie among employees.
- Experian (21,700 employees, Ireland) Experian creates an inclusive work environment where employees feel a strong sense of belonging. The company provides DE&I training for leaders and plans to extend it to all employees. Experian’s “Career Hub” offers a comprehensive development program with three components, ensuring that all employees have equal growth opportunities, regardless of where they are in their careers.
- Warren Investments (550 employees, Brazil) Warren Investments demonstrates a commitment to equality by implementing unique practices. Warren Investments goes the extra mile to promote its values, printing them on beer cans in the company fridge. Executives actively participate in intern development, even fetching coffee for interns. The company also provides associates access to the same stock packages as its clients, ensuring a shared sense of ownership.
- On (1,800 employees, Switzerland) On, a global company from its inception, places minimal bureaucracy in achieving goals. The company’s commitment to diversity reflects its workforce, representing employees worldwide. By utilizing the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), On ensures that teams have a diverse mix of thought processes.
- Pestana Hotel Group (5,000 employees, Portugal) Pestana Hotel Group offers global opportunities in the hospitality industry, allowing employees to work in different countries for 3 to 6 months. This exchange program enables them to gain cultural expertise and share best practices. The company also provides an 18-month international development program, offering mentorship from senior leaders to foster growth and leadership skills.
- Celigo (700 employees, USA) Celigo prioritizes autonomy and diversity in its workplace. The company values employee experience and ensures their voices are heard by actively soliciting feedback. Employees are encouraged to discuss difficult topics, fostering a culture of open communication and continuous improvement. Celigo focuses on developing competency and peer-to-peer accountability to improve each subsequent team.
- Turo (873 employees, USA) Turo, Inc. combines a fun and collegial work environment with a serious commitment to career development. The company supports learning and development by awarding each employee $2,000 annually. Turo also provides quarterly performance bonuses, continuous leadership access, and numerous career growth opportunities. The CEO himself participates in employee dance parties and engages with staff members over conversations about Corgis.
- AKQA (2,800 employees, USA) AKQA’s culture revolves around trust, recognition, and accountability for living the company values. The organization emphasizes actions over words, promoting transparency, respect, collaboration, and growth. The company encourages collaboration and aims to improve customers’ lives through innovative solutions. Employees can create their work through AKQA Insight and WPP Professional Development initiatives.
- PartnerHero (2,348 employees, USA) PartnerHero believes in making a difference in individual lives and communities. The company actively contributes to causes like feeding people who require more food, providing clothing to those in need, and offering disaster response assistance. With a strong focus on DE&I, PartnerHero cultivates a laid-back and tranquil culture. The company’s mission transcends borders, and employees can travel to Honduras and the Philippines, receiving higher pay for their work.
These Top 10 Global Most Loved Workplaces® demonstrate that organizations can thrive by creating exceptional employee experiences. These companies foster a culture of engagement, growth, and happiness by prioritizing inclusion, work-life balance, career development, and employee well-being. As the job market continues to evolve, other organizations can look to these companies for inspiration on attracting, retaining, and nurturing top talent.
Louis Carter is the founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute, Most Loved Workplace, and Results-Based Culture. Author of In Great Company, Change Champions Field Guide, and Best Practices in Talent Management, as well as a series of Leadership Development books. He is a trusted strategic advisor and coach to CEOs, CHROs, and leaders of mid-sized to F500 companies – enabling change and steering employer brand development together with highly effective teams, leaders, and organizations as a whole.