2016 Workforce 100 Award Winners Announced
Workforce magazine reveals rankings for annual HR performance awards program
Chicago, May 23, 2016 — Workforce magazine, the longest-running publication for the HR industry and a publication of Human Capital Media (HCM), has revealed the rankings for the 2016 Workforce 100 list.
Now in its third year, the Workforce 100 is created by HCM’s editorial and research team and recognizes outstanding performance in multiple human resources fields, including (but not limited to) recruiting, learning, leadership and diversity.
To strengthen this year’s results, HCM worked in tandem with Glassdoor to source employee satisfaction data from past and current employees, allowing for clear satisfaction performance measurement in key areas most valuable to an organization’s HR initiatives. This resulted in rankings based equally on depth and breadth of both outside and internal data points. Reworking the methodology has led to an even more precise ranking in terms of each company’s HR performance and honest employee opinions.
“We’re pleased this awards program continues to grow in popularity, but also in its ability to report organizations’ performance with greater accuracy,” said Rick Bell, Workforce magazine’s editorial director. “Our rankings are compiled with tangible data backed by extensive research, and it continues to prove valuable in setting industry benchmarks.”
Among the 100 companies featured this year, American Express took first, Google ranked second and Accenture ranked third. In addition, 34 companies on the list have made the Workforce 100 all three years, including AT&T.
“We’re focused every day, as an HR department, on being the best strategic partner possible to the overall business at AT&T. Rankings like the Workforce 100 are external validation that we’re succeeding, and help give us a sense of how we’re doing in relation to our peers. We’re honored to have appeared on the list for multiple years,” said Bill Blase, senior executive vice president-human resources for AT&T.
Another company on this year’s list is 3M.
“Our most valuable resource is our people, and we invest in their success. That is how we make sure that we reach our goal of being a great place to work,” said Jan Shimanski, 3M’s vice president and chief learning officer. “We are gratified to see the work of our people recognized by the Workforce 100 and believe that our organization continues to strengthen in approach and impact.” 3M made the Workforce 100 list in both 2015 and 2016.
To see the full list of the 2016 Workforce 100, visit: workforce.com/wf100