Oct. 13, 2022 (OAKLAND, Calif.) — In a year with unprecedented unrest in the global labor market, the best companies stood strong.
Workers reevaluated their careers and lives. Employers around the world scrambled to hold on to their top talent. For companies that made the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces™ in 2022, building trust-based relationships with employees led to higher rates of retention and productivity.
For employees at these top 25 companies, on average:
88% said they “give extra” to their organization
- 87% said they would recommend their workplace to friends and family
- 85% said they want to work for their employer long-term
“For companies with a global workforce, achieving a consistent experience for every employee is exponentially more difficult — and impressive,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®.
“Despite the many challenges facing global businesses in 2022, these companies have put the well-being of their people first. Their success is proof positive that when companies do right by their employees, no problem is too great to overcome,” he says.
Who made the list
Great Place To Work® identified the 25 winning workplaces by surveying nearly 4.5 million employees worldwide, representing the workplace experience of nearly 15 million workers. To be eligible, companies must have made a national Best Workplaces™ list in five or more countries, and have more than 5,000 global employees.
These employers stood out for their commitment to employee well-being, flexible work, and equity for all workers.
DHL Express took the top spot again in 2022, followed by Hilton at No. 2 and Cisco at No. 3. All three companies ranked in the top three on last year’s World’s Best Workplaces List.
Millicom, Medtronic, Nestle and Bristol-Meyers Squibb are all new members of the list for 2022. FedEx also returned to the list for the first time since 2014 and Accenture returned to a spot on the list for the first time since 2011.
The top 25 companies for 2022 are:
- DHL Express
- Hilti Group
- SC Johnson
- VRIO: DIRECTV & SKY
- SAP SE
- Mercado Libre
- Sopra Steria
- Bristol-Meyers Squibb
What separates the World’s Best?
Fifteen percent more of employees at the World’s Best Workplaces said their company offered “special and unique” benefits, compared to other surveyed companies. Popular among the offerings for the top 25 were mental health programs, such as Cisco (No. 3 on the list) and its Mind Set program.
Flexibility was also a key component of employee experiences, even for companies that can’t readily offer remote/hybrid work. Hilton (No. 2) stressed its efforts to help workers set their own hours and pursue new opportunities in the organization.
Equity was another key trait of many of the companies on the list in 2022, with leaders like DHL Express (No. 1) reporting heavy investments in diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging for a global workforce. In a survey, 94% of DHL Express employees said they believe the company promotes diversity and an inclusive environment.
About the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces
Great Place To Work® identified the 25 winning workplaces by surveying nearly 4.5 million employees worldwide, representing the workplace experience of nearly 15 million workers. To be eligible, companies must have made a national Best Workplaces™ list in five or more countries, and have more than 5,000 global employees. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Read the full methodology to learn more.
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About Great Place To Work
Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by its mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all.