Human Capital Media Unveils Workforce 100

2015 comprehensive rankings identifies companies that invest the most in their people


Chicago, June 4, 2015 – Human Capital Media (HCM) announced its second annual Workforce 100, honoring the world’s top 100 companies achieving excellence in human resources performance. Companies are ranked based on performance in seven core areas: workplace culture; employee benefits; diversity and inclusion; employee development and talent management; HR innovation; and leadership development and talent acquisition.

The Workforce 100 is live online and will printed in the June issue of HCM’s Workforce magazine. To view the winners and get an in-depth understanding of the methodology used, please visit:

Accenture took the top spot in this year’s list, after coming third in last year’s inaugural rankings. The global consulting firm was joined in the top five by Procter & Gamble Co., General Mills Inc., PepsiCo Inc. and AT&T Inc. Overall, the 2015 edition included companies from a wide range of industries and sizes, such as Mayo Clinic (#50), UPS Inc. (#38) and Inc. (#34).

“As a talent-led business, growing our people to grow our business is a key priority,” said Ellyn Shook, chief human resources officer at Accenture. “It’s an exciting time at Accenture as we develop a range of new initiatives and career opportunities for our people, and we are thrilled to be recognized as the top company on the Workforce ranking.”

“We conduct our own focused awards and benchmarking programs at HCM, but the Workforce 100 is unique in that it presents a holistic view of which companies are participating and excelling in developing their workforce,” said Sarah Kimmel, director of research and advisory services for HCM. “We evaluated over 2,000 companies, which was a significant increase from last year, leading us to believe that more companies are following through on the rhetoric that happiness matters.”


About Human Capital Media (HCM)

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