Wellbeing & Benefits

Software organisation Salesforce technology business Apple and professional services firm Deloitte are the top three employers to work for in the UK and US, according to research by Power House Truths.

The analysis used data from LinkedIn, Glassdoor, PayScale and annual organisational reports to compare business’ average salaries, benefits and employee reviews. More than 210,000 staff member reviews were used to compile the final ranking.

Salesforce tops Power Truth’s rankings, and offers an average salary of £84,400. Apple, in second place, provides an average salary of £93,700, while Deloitte comes in third; its average salary is £57,000.

The research also explored organisations’ employee benefits packages. Sainsbury’s, for example, was lauded for offering good sick pay, critical illness cover and a 10% employee discount card. Uber, on the other hand, was praised for its flexible working hours, while pharmaceutical business GlaxoSmithKline was recognised for its approach to work-life balance, organisational culture and career opportunities.

However, online retailer Amazon was noted to provide comparatively poor work-life balance initiatives and smaller salaries.

Other employers featured in the research include Airbnb, Barclays, Bupa, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan and Oracle.

Karen Dykes, recruitment partner at Anne Corder Recruitment, said: “With talent shortages reported in many sectors, top candidates are looking beyond basic salary offerings to attract them to certain roles.

“Benefits packages are most certainly in the spotlight, with a particular focus on those that support work-life balance. These include generous holiday entitlement, healthcare advantages and flexible working.

“If a skilled candidate has multiple interview offers, benefits packages will come into play. They may be time-poor in terms of interview preparation, so will narrow the field by evaluating the overall package.”

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