Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has secured the first spot regionally and the 26th spot globally on Forbes’ fourth-annual list of the World’s Best Employers for 2020.
Forbes said it partnered with market research firm Statista to compile the ranking by surveying 160,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries working for businesses with operations in multiple nations or regions.
South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics topped the world's best employer rankings in Forbes’ list, followed by Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft, respectively.
UAE’s Emirates airline was ranked the 39th on the Forbes' best employer list, the second regionally after Saudi Aramco.
Other Saudi companies on the list are Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF), which ranked the 235th. Almarai Company and the Saudi British Bank (SABB) came in 307th and 438th, respectively, while Al Rajhi Bank took the 492nd spot.
According to Forbes, surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from June to July and the workers were asked to rate their satisfaction on many topics, including the employers’ COVID-19 responses, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality, and social responsibility.
The final list is composed of 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.