So as this article suggests, the top 5 companies we all want to work for is not a surprise and these "super" brands have a lot to offer candidates.
What I find interesting is that they are all incredibly successful businesses pioneering their industries and able to badge themselves as "disruptive".
Although all of these brands have a long queue of candidates that desperately want to work for them I think the real success is not in attracting them but instead in the evaluation or assessment of them.
Each has a very structured interview / candidate assessment process, probably longer than any of us thought, and they are all focused on aligning the right behaviours to their successful cultures. Skills come second for all of them and they treat CV's or resumes with a pinch of salt.
There really is a strong investment in developing their evaluation processes and it is working.
When LinkedIn released their ‘Top Attractors–Where Professionals Want to Work Now’ list a couple of weeks ago, our jaws didn’t exactly drop to the floor in shock. It comes as no major surprise that Google topped the poll, with Salesforce, Amazon, Apple and Facebook all hot on its heels. Let’s face it, it’s pretty clear as to why candidates want to work for these companies–job perks, career progression, flexible work schedules, benefits..shall we go on?! But exactly what hoops do candidates have to jump through in order to become fully-fledged employees at the world’s most sought-after companies? Today, we’re taking a closer look at the hiring practices of the top five organisations on the list. It might give you some food for thought on the interview processes at your own organisation, because these ones clearly must be doing something right!