Internet, Technology Companies Still Most In-Demand Employers


LinkedIn released its annual Most In-Demand Employers Ranking. It lists the world’s most sought-after employers. The ranking is based on the interactions of over 300 million members of the social platform. This year’s list includes companies from 17 different countries, 59 cities and 33 industries. Unsurprisingly, technology, telecom and media companies take the lead once again.

Google takes the first spot on LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Employers in 2014. The U.S. company is known for the countless and frankly strange employee perks it offers. Among them, for example, are free on-site haircuts, swim-in-place swimming pools, game tables for ping pong, foosball and billiards and laundry facilities.

Apple comes second on the list. The technology giant likes to take care of its employees’ health. That is why it offers vision insurance, dental insurance, mental health insurance, health savings account, health insurance, retiree health and medical and even an accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Third most in-demand company is Unilever, which deals and consumer goods. It attracts talents with its fertility assistance, company cars, gym memberships and tuition assistance.

Also in the top 5 are Microsoft (4) and Facebook (5). Microsoft Corp. is famous for its generously paid maternity and paternity leaves, as well as with the fact that it is the first company to offer health care for Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy that treats autism. Facebook, on the other hand, recently hit the headlines with its decision to offer its female employees $20,000 towards egg freezing.

World’s top 10 most in-demand employers in 2014:

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Unilever
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • Procter & Gamble
  • GE
  • Nestle S.A.
  • PepsiCo

Tech companies’ dominance on the ranking has turned San Francisco into the city with the most in-demand employers. In addition, LinkedIn has estimated that more than 60% of the most in-demand companies this year have headquarters in the United States.

However, Dubai and Abu Dhabi can also be seen on this year’s list. According to LinkedIn, Abu Dhabi is among the cities with the most in-demand employers. Etihad Airways managed to land on the 82nd position on the 2014 ranking. Among the benefits that the company offers to its employees, include tax-free salary, health insurance, accommodation, as well as discounts on goods and services. Dubai’s Emirates ranks even higher at the 52nd spot. As a result, the UAE is the only country from the Middle East region that has representative on the list.

Another interesting fact shared by LinkedIn is that 15 of the companies on the ranking have fewer than 5,000 employees. However, the smallest of them are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (1,622), Airbnb (1,836) and Netflix (1,906). In contrast, IBM, Accenture, Deloitte, Oracle and Microsoft are the largest most in-demand companies.


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