E-commerce player Flipkart has been ranked as the best company in India for "attracting and keeping top talent", according to a LinkedIn study. Amazon (2nd), Housing.com (9th), Ola (10th), Snapdeal (11th), OYO Hospitality (16th), MakeMyTrip (22nd) and Zomato (25th) are the other internet companies that made their way into LinkedIn's "Top Attractors" list of 25 companies.
- LinkedIn's list is based on actions of its users in the 12 months
- Companies with less than 500 employees were not considered for the study
- Companies with workplace flexibility got place in the list, said LinkedIn
Not surprisingly, tech and consulting firms also dominated the list. Capgemini (3), Google (4), KPMG (5), Deloitte (6), Adobe (7), HCL Tech (8), Microsoft (12), Wipro (14), Accenture (17), Cognizant (20), ZS Associates (21) and Cisco (24) were some of the companies that made into the list.
The other companies ranked in the top 25 list include Tata Communications (13), Mercedes-Benz R&D (15), Bajaj Finserv (18), Honeywell (19) and Reliance Industries (23).
How the companies were ranked
LinkedIn's "top attractors" list is entirely on based on actions of its users in the 12 months ending in February. The professional networking site, which has signed an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft, has over 430 million users. LinkedIn analysed the data of its users' actions to come up with a blended score to rank winners in each geography.
The number of views and applications per job posting on LinkedIn, the number of views of a company's career page and employee retention statistics as measured through profile updates were some of the metrics LinkedIn used to rank the companies.
Companies with less than 500 employees were not considered for the LinkedIn study.
LinkedIn said that companies with simpler organisational structures, workplace flexibility like work from home and perks that go way beyond usual benefits plans were some of the top factors that helped companies get a place in the list.