Adobe Systems Incorporated, Salesforce, and Ultimate Software are among the US organisations that have been recognised in 2017’s 50 Companies that Care list, compiled by People magazine and Great Place to Work.
The annual list highlights the top 50 US-based organisations with 1,000 employees or more that have succeeded in business while demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, communities, and the environment.
The final list is based on feedback from employee surveys, which this year received nearly 370,000 responses. As well as asking employees to rate how their organisations treat them on a day-to-day basis, the surveys take into account personal stories from staff about the differences their workplaces have made in both their lives and communities. The generosity of an organisation’s benefits package, its financial donations, and volunteer opportunities are also considered.
Computing organisation Salesforce ranks first on this year’s list in recognition of its focus on family culture, philanthropy, and community service, including giving staff up to seven paid days off per year to support causes they care about. Other organisations that feature in the top 10 include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which provides on-site counselling and support services for employees whose loved ones are deployed in the military.
The top 10 organisations featured on the 50 Companies that Care list are:
- Ultimate Software
- Veterans United Home Loans
- St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Publix Super Markets
Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, said: “For 27 years, we’ve focused every day on caring for our people and putting our employees, their families, and the community first. We view Ultimate as a second home for our people, and we do all we can to treat them like family, from ensuring their health and personal wellbeing, to helping them build successful careers, to recognising their outstanding performance.
“In return, we know they’re willing to always go above and beyond for us and our customers, preserving our culture, creating innovative technology, and providing exceptional service.”