Choosing the best company to work for can be quite difficult. Without the correct research, you may find yourself working for a company that does not share either your work ethic or has policies that you may find difficult to adjust to. How do you go about finding the best companies to work for?
Every year Fortune Magazine lists the 100 best companies to work for. This is a very good place to start. Of course, not all 100 will be a good fit you any one potential employee but these are companies that have a policy of making their employees happy in the workplace. This is a great way to find out which companies are hiring, which are near to you and which ones pay the best. Wegman’s Food Markets have been in the top 100 for 18 years and in 2015 it is number seven.
One interesting fact is that of the top 100 best employers, 11 actually pay 100% of employee healthcare insurance. The article also tells you how many employees that companies hire worldwide and what their growth was over the last year. You can see the percent of women and minorities whom they hire and also if they allow employees to telecommute or job share.
A few internet companies have made the list including Google, Intuit, Quicken Loans and Twitter. Among the 100 are businesses in the healthcare field like St. Jude’s Hospital and MayoClinic, established companies like L.L. Bean, Whole Food, General Mills and Edward Jones and hotel groups such as Four Season, Hyatt, Marriott, and Kimpton. This article certainly is a good place to start your search.
If you happen to be looking for a job in the UK, the Times Online has a list of the 100 best employers in the UK. The list is really interesting as it tells you exactly what field the company operates in. In case there are some whose name you don’t recognize. There is no point in applying for a job from a company who isn’t hiring in your field. This is a great article, it also includes the best 25 large companies.
If you happen to be a working mother, this website will help you to find the best company for working mothers. There are also lots of other information about women and the companies that they can choose as their employer.
Pull out your address book or your email list, or even better check Linkedin and use your contacts to find out everything possible about any company you are considering working for. This is also a good way to find out about companies you may not have considered. The best way to find out the latest scoop about a company is to talk to current or recent employees. Be sure to have your latest resume ready to go.
Finding the best companies to work for can take a little research and a little networking but if you do your homework, you will find the perfect place for you.
I have been an Internet writer for more than 16 years. While I specialize in travel, I write on a variety of subjects. I love genealogy, food, and fashion. I have 10 grandchildren so family travel is something we often do.