Microsoft received the Global Randstad Award Thursday naming it the most attractive global employer of 2015.
Microsoft received the Global Randstad Award 2015 today, identifying Microsoft as the most attractive employer brand worldwide. 67.8% of the respondents in the Global Randstad Award survey indicate they would like to work for Microsoft. The first runner-up of the Global Randstad Award 2015 is Sony, the second runner-up is Samsung. The IT industry is the most popular sector to potential job seekers, men (69%) and women (70%) alike.
Randstad CEO Jacques van den Broek comments: “Congratulations to Microsoft: for the first time in the 15-year history of the Randstad Award, the winner scores #1 on all drivers of choice of potential job seekers! That is quite remarkable, considering the fierce competition of employers in finding and retaining talent, and IT professionals in particular.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Stijn Nauwelaerts, general manager of human resources for Microsoft International said: “At Microsoft, we aspire to empower every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more. It’s an important mission, against which we will only make progress if our employees are set up to do their best work. We take this commitment – both to our employees and to our millions of customers around the world – very seriously, and we’re particularly pleased to see Microsoft recognized as the #1 place to work for both women and men.”