Singapore's most attractive companies revealed

A number of Singapore companies made the top 20 alongside global juggernauts at this year's Randstad Employer Brand Award.

For the first time, Google was named the most attractive employer in Singapore at the recent Randstad Employer Brand Award 2017.

Although this is Google’s debut at the awards, its strong reputation for innovation was found to be particularly appealing to job seekers.

The technology company also scored well in the areas of work-life balance, job security, pleasant work atmosphere and career progression. These were among some of the criteria used to measure a company’s employee value proposition and attractiveness this year.

Last year’s winner, Changi Airport Group, placed second in what the awards say is an “encouraging showcase” of how local home-grown companies can continue to hold their own against global organisations when it comes to employer branding.

This was Changi Airport Group’s fourth consecutive year in the top three.

Oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil rounded up the top three.

CapitaLand, DBS Bank and Thermo Fisher Scientific, meanwhile, were the highest-ranked companies within the property and real estate, banking and financial services, and life sciences sectors at number 10, 12 and 17 respectively.

Here are the rest of 2017's top 20 employers:

1. Google

2. Changi Airport Group

3. ExxonMobil

4. Proctor & Gamble

5. Marina Bay Sands

6. Shell

7. Resorts World Sentosa

8. InterContinental Hotels Group

9. RC Hotels

10. CapitaLand

11. IBM

12. DBS Bank

13. 3M 

14. OCBC Bank 

15. Pratt & Whitney

16. SATS

17. Thermo Fisher Scientific

18. JPMorgan Chase

19. Johnson & Johnson

20. UOB

The Randstad Employer Brand Award, previously known as the Randstad Awards, is presented each year to the most attractive employer in 26 countries across the globe.

“More and more companies are deploying more intelligent and comprehensive employer branding strategies to attract the best talent in the market”, she added.“Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of employer branding”, said Jaya Dass, Country Director of Randstad Singapore.

The 75 largest companies are selected in each participating country, usually with more than 1,000 employees. In Singapore, over 5,000 employees and job-seekers between the ages of 18-65 were surveyed.


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