For the second straight year, Google claimed the top spot on LinkedIn’s annual list of most InDemand Employers, a ranking of the companies LinkedIn members “most want to work for.”
Google edged out last year’s runner-up, Apple, once again, leading a list unveiled Tuesday that features the 50 most desirable companies from the United States and Canada.
The top five companies on this year’s list are all from the tech sector.
Last year, LinkedIn only published the top 20 most desirable companies from the U.S., but expanded the list in 2014 after companies and users responded positively, a spokesperson tells Mashable. The rankings are detemrined by analyzing “billions of interactions between companies and members on LinkedIn,” including elements like company profile views and followers.
The list includes some of the world’s biggest companies like Accenture (218,000 employees), Deloitte (175,000), and Microsoft (116,000). It also includes much smaller companies, like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has just over 1,000 employees.
Google claimed the top spot on LinkedIn’s list just a few weeks after the company unveiled its employee demographics for the first time, leading Google VP Laszlo Bock to write that, “Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Of the company’s 50,000-plus employees, 70% are men and in the U.S., 61% are white. …see more