Fortune magazine has released it's list
of the 100 best companies to work for.
That's about 3.5 weeks of training per year, on someone else's dime.
It's interesting to read through the company profiles. Salary is not meaningless, but people are seemingly concerned about things like:
- Having their voices heard in the decision-making process. I'm editorializing here, but flat management structures are cool, and open-door policies are great.
- Implementing creative and generous benefits like tuition reimbursement, on-site yoga, daycare, time off to take care of sick pets (!), etc.
- Companies that invest in its employees, and don't just pay lip service to how valuable it considers its employees. This ultimately is a measure of how valued an employee is, because investing in employee training affects the short-term bottom line and the rewards are often intangible and appear in the future.
Informative stuff. It should be required reading for HR execs everywhere.