Best Workplaces in 2020 and What Made them Great
Best Workplaces in 2020 is originally posted on January 27, 2021.
The annual tradition of awarding the best workplaces is on the go. Awarding bodies such as Great Place to Work and Glassdoor have released their respective criteria and calendar for the Best Places to Work in 2021.
Update: As of publishing, Glassdoor has published their list of 2021 Best Places to Work.
Workplace happiness is not a myth, as proven by these companies which have made it to such prestigious recognition. Let us take a look at the top 10 best work workplaces and find out what made them great.
Best Place to Work in 2020
World’s Best Workplaces 2020 (Great Place to Work)
- DHL Express
- Mars, Incorporated
- The Adecco Group
- Mercado Libre
World's Best Workplaces 2020 is deemed as rising to historic challenges. The two viruses of COVID-19 and racism combined have sown immense fear, chaos, and pain in countries and companies alike. But 2020 also is a story of deeply human responses by these workplaces: how they got creative in caring for people, deepened their commitment to community, and courageously connected in new ways.
The World’s Best have set themselves up for business success even as they have accelerated the movement toward a better future, in which all organisations become great places to work for all.
Best Places to Work in 2020: Employees’ Choice (Glassdoor)
- Bain & Company
- In-N-Out Burger
- Sammons Financial Group Companies
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical)
- UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)
- Southwest Airlines
Glassdoor’s Best Places To Work In 2020 shows tech is the future: with HubSpot as the best place to work next year, Dell Technologies, Slack, and SurveyMonkey being included for the first time in the rankings, and 31 of the 100 best places to work are tech companies, over 3 times more than any other industry. The workplace attributes that were taken into account are: overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, work-life balance, recommend to a friend, and six-month business outlook.
The year 2020 may have turned our work life upside down, and many people are just thankful they have a job at all. But some companies have gone above and beyond to not just survive, but thrive.
What makes a great company, we may ask. The award-giving bodies, the books, and the feedback from HR leaders may have their own ideas and all phrase their answers in many different ways, but they all boil down to this:
A Great Company must achieve excellence with its People, its Product, and its Purpose.