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  • Survey specifics
  • participants: 144,000 students

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  • Results in other fields of study

Global TOP 50 Employers 2012

Stockholm, September 20th 2012 – Based on the preferences of over 144,000 career seekers, with a business or engineering background, from the world’s 12 greatest economies , Universum releases the global talent attraction index The World’s Most Attractive Employers 2012. The rankings are split according to business and engineering career seekers and reveal the current level of employer attractiveness among companies.

Being the only global index of employer attractiveness, the world’s most powerful employer brands are revealed, those companies that excel in talent attraction and retention. The rankings are based on the employer preferences of students from Brazil, Canada,China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, U.K., and U.S.

The Key Highlights

Recent years have been quite dramatic for business. While there is an increasing supply of talent and unemployment has remained relatively high in many economies, competition for top talent is stiff. With aging populations in some countries, and a growing young generation in others, it is interesting to look at both shifts in demographics (what is the work force composed of?) and access (who will own this work force?). The global rankings also take into account the greater influence of China, India, and Russia in the global economy.

  • The automotive industry is becoming increasingly popular
  • Oil, gas and energy attracts engineering students
  • Management Consulting rise in the Business index.
  • Students want an international career
  • More media is consumed

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