20 Best Companies to Work for Human Resources Graduates

September 6, 20191:38 pm
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Professional HR leaders can turn even the most difficult circumstances into an opportunity to create a better workplace. If you want to be among these professionals, you should apply for a job to one of these companies. According to Workforce survey, these companies are the best place to work for HR graduates as they score high in culture, benefits, diversity and inclusion, development and talent management, HR innovation, leadership development, and talent acquisition.

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Without further ado, among 100 lists of the best employers for HR graduates based on the survey, we present you companies that make it to the top 20 this year.  

Rank #1 Southwest

Southwest is an airline company with a mission to demonstrate and give high quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit.

  • Performance Index: 9.2
  • Headquarters: Dallas
  • Number of Employees: 58,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Julie Weber
Rank #2 T-Mobile

T-Mobile is a telecommunication company with a mission to redefine the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation.

  • Performance Index: 8.911
  • Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington
  • Number of Employees: 52,218
  • Top ranking HR person: Liz McAuliffe
Rank #3 Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a financial service industry that is committed to a distinctive culture and a set of core values. Their values are reflected in their business principles which emphasise in placing client’s interest first, integrity, commitment to excellence and innovation, and teamwork.

  • Performance Index: 8.756
  • Headquarters: New York
  • Number of Employees: 36,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Dane Holmes  
Rank #4 SAP SE

SAP SE is a software company with a mission to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. They also help innovate their customers to run at their best.

  • Performance Index: 8.736
  • Headquarters: Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Number of Employees: 96,498
  • Top ranking HR person: Stefan Ries
Rank #5 Deloitte

Deloitte is a professional service industry with a mission to help clients and employees excel. Deloitte is also one of the world’s leading business that believes in underlying values to contribute to long-lasting success.

  • Performance Index: 8.728
  • Headquarters: New York
  • Number of Employees: 286,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Michele Parmelee  
Rank #6 Ernst and Young

Another professional service industry, EY helps build a better working world. They provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They also develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on promises to all of the stakeholders.

  • Performance Index: 8.6
  • Headquarters: London
  • Number of Employees: 270,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Tony Steadman  
Rank #7 Facebook Inc.

Facebook is a social media company with a mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

  • Performance Index: 8.591
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
  • Number of Employees: 33,606
  • Top ranking HR person: Lori Goler
Rank #8 Delta Air Lines Inc.

Delta Air Lines mission is to form a force for positive local and global change, dedicated to bettering standards of living and environment where both customers and employees live and work.

  • Performance Index: 8.363
  • Headquarters: Atlanta
  • Number of Employees: 80,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Joanne Smith 
Rank #9 Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft is a computer software corporation with a mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. Their mission shows that the business is all about empowerment of people and organisation.  

  • Performance Index: 8.302
  • Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
  • Number of Employees: 130,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Kathleen Hogan

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Rank #10 Cisco

Cisco is a technology industry with a mission to shape the future of the internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners.

  • Performance Index: 8.236
  • Headquarters: San Jose, California
  • Number of Employees: 74,200
  • Top ranking HR person: Francine Katsoudas
Rank #11 Johnson & Johnson

 J&J is a pharma, consumer products company with a vision to draw all employee’s unique experience and backgrounds together and to spark solutions that create a better healthier world. Meanwhile, they have a mission to make diversity and inclusion of doing business.

  • Performance Index: 8.225
  • Headquarters: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Number of Employees: 135,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Peter Fasolo
Rank #12 Hilton

Hilton is a lodging, hospitality industry with a mission to be the preeminent global hospitality company – the first choice of guests, team members, and owners alike.  

  • Performance Index: 8.224
  • Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
  • Number of Employees: 170,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Matthew W. Schuyler 
Rank #13 HP Inc.

HP is a technology incorporated company that states objectives to customer loyalty. They earn customer respect and loyalty by consistently providing the highest quality and value.  

  • Performance Index: 8.219
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
  • Number of Employees: 53,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Tracy Keogh 
Rank #14 Bain & Company

Bain and Co. is a management consulting industry that helps individuals see the world differently with a mission to redefine management consulting by focusing on results, not reports.  

  • Performance Index: 8.216
  • Headquarters: Boston
  • Number of Employees: 8,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Russ Hagey 
Rank #15 Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software is a SaaS HCM software industry with a mission to deliver unified, end-to-end HCM cloud solutions – everything from HR, payroll, benefits, time and attendance, recruitment, talent management, to improve the personal work experience of people – the power behind businesses.

  • Performance Index: 8.121
  • Headquarters: Weston, Florida
  • Number of Employees: 5,100
  • Top ranking HR person: Vivian Maza
Rank #16 Power Home Remodeling

PowerHouse is an exterior remodelling company with a mission to provide clients with the industry’s highest quality, energy-savings home empowerment solutions that will enhance lives, homes, and futures.  

  • Performance Index:8.105
  • Headquarters: Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Number of Employees: 2,461
  • Top ranking HR person: Jennifer Carreon-Montes
Rank #17 Accenture

Accenture is a consulting services industry with a mission to solve the client’s toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. 

  • Performance Index: 8.025
  • Headquarters: Chicago
  • Number of Employees: 477,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Ellyn Shook
Rank #18 Salesforce Inc.

Salesforce is a software incorporated business that commits to the environment and its people. They work towards change through serving the interest of all stakeholders as well as play a meaningful role in creating a sustainable, low-carbon future.   

  • Performance Index: 8.016
  • Headquarters: San Francisco
  • Number of Employees: 35,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Cindy Robbins
Rank #19 E. & J. Gallo Winery

E. & J. Gallo is a winery and distributor business that has a passion for quality.  Their company has sought to turn challenges into opportunities and change into growth.

  • Performance Index: 8.015
  • Headquarters: Modesto, California
  • Number of Employees: 6,500
  • Top ranking HR person: Michelle Lewis
Rank #20 AbbVie Inc.

AbbVie is a biopharmaceutical incorporated business with a mission to create an innovation-driven, patient-focused speciality biopharmaceutical company capable of achieving sustainable top-tier performance through outstanding execution and a consistent stream of innovative new medicines.  

  • Performance Index: 8.008
  • Headquarters: North Chicago, Illinois
  • Number of Employees: 30,000
  • Top ranking HR person: Timothy J. Richmond 

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