Top 10 Companies to Work For
Gimmicks are out, bottom line is inForget the free sports cars, dogs in the boardroom, foosball tables and weekly beer bashes. It seems what employees really want from their companies in these sober economic times are more traditional benefits job security, better-than-average salaries, the opportunity to make a difference and a strong business plan. Much has changed in the year since Interactive Week conducted its last Top 10 Companies to Work For survey. With companies announcing layoffs daily, and once high-flying stock options now worthless in many cases, employees say they are much more likely to value a profitable bottom line over gimmicks.
"A lot of what were considered important perks a year or two ago are now considered silly stuff," says Bob Lambert, managing director of the California practice for executive search firm Christian & Timbers. "Whats important now goes back to leadership people want to be part of an organization with a credible, reasonable business plan."