Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's list of best employers

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LinkedIn AUNZ director of talent and learning solutions Jason Laufer says: "It is interesting to note that all the new additions to the list for 2017, including Westpac and CIMIC group who are in the top 10, are Australian-born, reflecting Australian professionals' desire to work for home-grown companies". There are more than 500 million users in LinkedIn. Among the companies making upward movement are Ola from last year's number 10 to number 5, OYO Rooms from number 16 to number 9, Reliance Industries from number 23 to number 10 and Cisco from number 24 to number 16.

Offering new possibilities and opportunities for talent within the country, home grown companies are increasingly being considered by job seekers, the statement said.

"India Inc is thriving, backed by an increasing business friendly sentiment and a positive economic trajectory".

As per the statement, from leading tech multinational companies to startups, 13 Indian companies found place in the list, which included Wipro and HCL Technologies. "The list also saw six start-ups making it to the top 25, including Flipkart, One97 Communications, OYO Rooms and Grofers among others", the statement added. "Understanding the pulse of a younger employee base, enterprises in India are working to build an ethos that drives performance and also delivers a rich workplace experience".

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According to LinkedIn's report from the rankings, the one thing many of Australia's top companies have in common is they reward their employees well.

On their first day, employees of Flipkart are picked by chauffeur-driven cars and sent on a treasure hunt to make them familiarise with the office. Adobe has also initiated many programs that emphasise its commitment to employee health.

Some companies that demonstrate this vision include, KPMG India, where employees get the opportunity to tackle some of the biggest issues facing Indian businesses and governments today, like redefining urban growth in Maharashtra or helping guide the future of renewable energ.

"We know that a company's culture and objective are key drivers for attracting great talent, but also retaining employees. While these factors are the main drivers in attracting talent, the key to retaining employees is to create an environment where employees can grow by working on meaningful projects and contributing to the organization's success", added Irfan Abdulla.

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