Europe’s Most Attractive Employers 2016

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Business and engineering/IT students in the Europe’s 12 largest economies have chosen their favorite employers. More than 190,000 European millennials in Universum’s Talent Survey have ranked the companies they find most desirable for employment, and the results delivered some valuable insights. University students were targeted in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, and Belgium.

Europe’s Most Attractive Employer companies, must rank in the top 90% of employers within at least four regional markets. If an employer is not listed or is ranked outside the top 90% in a market, it gets a default ranking which is equal to the position of the last company in the top 90% for that market. Results are weighted by GDP, so that a high ranking position in the Germany has a greater influence than a high ranking position in Belgium, for example.

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“It’s interesting to see that on the engineering/IT rankings there has been some movement in the top and that is a testament to the fierce competition among the employers to attract the best talent. I believe that this fight is far from over and we will continue to see further movements in the future. The key is to always monitor and stay on top of how the talent markets perceives you”.

Claudia Tattanelli
Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board, Universum


The Future Talent Insights Series 2016

Universum’s 2016 Future Talent Insights Series investigates the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials finishing their university studies. Made up of eight separate eBooks (four industry specific reports and four special releases), the FTIS explores and answers among other questions:

  • What career goals do recent graduates prioritize?
  • What specific qualities matter most about an employer’s reputation?
  • What type of work environment and culture do recent graduates seek out?
  • Which channels do students value most when researching future employers and jobs?

On an annual basis Universum gathers insights on the career expectations of one million career-seekers from 55 countries. With this perspective, the Future Talent Insights Series analyzes the responses of  students from universities across the world. How does top talent think and behave differently, and what are the implications for employers trying to court them?

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