1. MNCs, Indian firms; LinkedIn reveals where India wants to work now

MNCs, Indian firms; LinkedIn reveals where India wants to work now

E-Commerce major Amazon and Flipkart have topped LinkedIn India’s top companies list 2017, for a second consecutive year in a row, a statement said today. According to the networking site the list is fuelled by exclusive LinkedIn data, which also included job seeker reach, engagement and retention. There are more than 500 million users in […]

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2017 4:49 PM
As may as 13 Indian companies found place in the list, the company says.

E-Commerce major Amazon and Flipkart have topped LinkedIn India’s top companies list 2017, for a second consecutive year in a row, a statement said today. According to the networking site the list is fuelled by exclusive LinkedIn data, which also included job seeker reach, engagement and retention. There are more than 500 million users in LinkedIn. The statement said that the list which consisted top 25 companies in the country, also saw more than 30 percent new entrants like Tech Mahindra, Swiggy, One97 Communications, Vodafone, Grofers, IDFC Bank, McKinsey & Company and Oracle.

Companies, which have progressed further from last year’s ranking include Ola (From 10 in 2016 to 5 now), OYO Rooms (From number 16 last year to 9 this year), Reliance Industries (from 23 to 10) and Cisco (From 24 last year, it has jumped to number 16).

The statement further said that many of these companies have one thing in common. they not only reward their employeees well but also offer wellbeing programs, perks in order to retain employees.

On their first day, employees of Flipkart are picked by chauffeur-driven cars and sent on a treasure hunt to make them familiarise with the office. Those who have worked for two years in the company have can take a career break in order to pursue higher studies, spend time with family or attend to medical emergencies.

The statement further said that many of these companies have one thing in common. they not only reward their employeees well but also offer wellbeing programs, perks in order to retain employees. On their first day, employees of Flipkart are picked by chauffeur-driven cars and sent on a treasure hunt to make them familiarise with the office. Those who have worked for two years in the company can take a career break in order to pursue higher studies, spend time with family or attend to medical emergencies.

As part of the of their parental leave policy, Amazon offers “leave share”, allowing employees to gift six weeks of paid leave to their spouces partner who ar not eligible for parental leave at their employer.

Irfan Abdulla, Director Talent Solutions & Learning Solutions, LinkedIn India in a statement said, “India Inc is thriving, backed by an increasing business friendly sentiment and a positive economic trajectory. Understanding the pulse of a younger employee base, enterprises in India are working to build an ethos that drives performance and also delivers a rich workplace experience.”

“We analysed India’s most attractive employers to understand how their culture and growth opportunities appeal to Indian professionals and interestingly, home grown companies are leading the list,” he added further.

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As per the statement, from leading tech multinational companies to startups, 13 Indian companies found place in the list, which included Wipro and HCL Technologies. The list also has six start-ups in top 25, including Flipkart, One97 Communications, OYO Rooms and Grofers among others,” the statement said.

“All top companies in India have a strong talent brand, powered by culture and purpose. While these factors are the main drivers in attracting talent, the key to retaining employees is to create an environment where employees can grow by working on meaningful projects and contributing to the organization’s success”, added Irfan Abdulla.

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