March 25, 2013
The Great Place to Work Institute has named its list of Sweden’s Best Workplaces for 2013. The list of 122 companies features some well known multinationals such as McDonald’s and Microsoft as well as many local business in the three categories for large, medium and small businesses. Construction industry supplies firm Hilti, which came in second in the large business category behind Microsoft, was identified as the firm which had climbed the most in the rankings. The survey claims to draw attention to those organisations which work actively for an exemplary workplace culture.
The list of smaller firms (with 20-49 employees) is headed by state ministry Trygghetsstiftelsen, which helps redundant public sector employees find new work, followed by consultancy Transcendent Group and IT firm Ecru Consulting, which also won best newcomer. The medium-sized firm category (50-249 employees) was headed by technology firm W.L.Gore & Associates Scandinavia, IT firm Centiro Solutions and direct sales business Key Solutions AB.
The Great Place to Work to Work Institute was founded in the US in 1983 and has awarded prizes to firms across Europe for the past eleven years. The rankings are based on employee surveys covering 59 key criteria.