Source | LinkedIn : By Daniel Roth
From Siemens to Salesforce, the 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Companies represent the firms around the world that are wooing today’s top talent. They are respected brands and innovators—and all attract outsize attention by global job seekers.
The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn’s millions of members and looks at three main pillars: interest in a company’s jobs, interest in a company’s brand and employees, and employee retention. (We exclude LinkedIn and Microsoft from all LinkedIn Lists. You can learn more about our methodology here.)
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Here are this year’s top 25 global companies. (To see the top companies in the U.S., UK, Australia, India and more, click here.)
Creating the future: For those who want to tackle big issues, some division of Alphabet is working on it: from putting self-driving cars on the road to fighting extremism online. As CEO Larry Page says: “You need to stay a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.”
Global headcount: 72,000
Innovation focus: More than 27,100 employees globally work in research and development, and Alphabet devoted $13.9 billion last year to R&D. That dedication has produced new products like Google Home and cutting-edge research like a deep learning algorithm that can detect a specific eye disease.
The everything store: Amazon is transforming how the world shops and consumes entertainment. This past year, Amazon delivered its first package by drone in the UK, launched Prime Video in India and opened brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S.