The fundamental elements of a positive employee experience remain the same no matter where you live in the world.
Employees in Latin America, like those in Europe and Asia, expect trust in their leaders, pride in their work, and connection with colleagues from their managers and colleagues.
Great Place To Work® analyzed more than 6.2 million survey responses representing the experiences of 18 million workers worldwide to find the 25 companies featured on this year’s Fortune World’s Best Places to Work list. Ta.
These companies easily surpass the typical global work experience. At award-winning companies, 90% of employees say it’s a great place to work, compared to just over half in most regions of the world.
“It doesn’t matter what country or continent you call home,” says Michael C. Busch, CEO of Great Place To Work. “What matters is the trust that companies build with their employees. High-trust workplaces listen to everyone, innovate, adapt, measure, and iterate.”
Around the world, having a great workplace changes the lives of employees.
“There is data to prove that some great companies provide experiences for underrepresented people that are better than other experiences in their home countries,” Bush says. “When companies create great places to work and live for everyone, the world is measurably better.”
To qualify, a company must operate in three or more countries and employ at least 5,000 employees worldwide, with 40% or 5,000 employees located outside its home country.
This year’s list is more competitive than ever, with a 28% increase in companies participating in global surveys from 2022 and a 40% increase in the number of surveys received.
Compared to typical global workplaces, the 25 award-winning companies offer fair pay (75%), support for a healthy work-life balance (84%), and the right to have a say in decisions that affect their lives (81%). %) of workers reported
At winning companies, 88% of employees say they would recommend their employer to a friend or family member, 34 percentage points higher than the global average of 54%.
What does “great” mean?
Here are some of the ways the companies on our list are investing in their employees and creating experiences that drive better business results.
1. Involve employees in decisions that affect them.
Hilton, a new No. 1 on this year’s list, strives to ensure that employees’ voices are heard when making decisions that affect them.
In Latin America, Hilton launched an eight-week listening campaign called “My Voice Matters,” where leaders received feedback from more than 5,000 team members. He says 84% of Hilton employees say management is involved in decisions that affect them because they’re passionate about listening, and this is a win-win. He is 3 points higher than the average for all group companies.
2. Ensure all employees have fair and dedicated managers..
In World’s Best Workplaces, 79% of employees say their manager is “not their favorite person,” compared to 86% at Cadence, which ranks No. 9 on the list. To accomplish this, Cadence has his 90% of managers around the world complete unconscious bias and allyship training.
Cadence’s focus on manager development is exemplified by our mentorship program, born out of our partnership with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). By supporting both mentors and mentees, a deep relationship of trust can be built between labor and management.
3. Encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.
At Atlassian, No. 16 on this year’s list, 94% of employees say they are encouraged to find a healthy work-life balance, 10 points higher than the average for award-winning workplaces.
One of the great things Atlassian offers is a distributed-first working environment. Employees are not required to work in an office and can work 90 days a year away from their permanent location. The team is time zone sensitive, and team members maintain at least four hours of overlapping time each work day to support collaboration.
Remote work isn’t a panacea for employee experience, but the way Atlassian enables remote teams provides a level of flexibility that team members appreciate.
4. Connect all employees to meaningful work..
DHL Express, number two on the list, reports that 90% of its employees feel their job is more than “just a job.”
Part of that is due to the company’s commitment to giving back 1% of its net profits each year and supporting the communities in which it operates. Examples of this work include how DHL helps refugees get a fresh start at the company and our efforts to reduce our impact on climate change.
To ensure that all employees feel connected to the company’s mission, countries are required to chain information and engage employees on purposeful issues. For example, in the Americas, employees were asked to upload their personal objectives to start a conversation about how each employee contributed to the organization’s big-picture goals.
Learn more about these winners and add your company to the Best Workplaces™ list by visiting the Great Place To Work website.
Ted Kitterman is the Content Manager at Great Place To Work®.