Jul 12, 2005

The top companies for leaders in the US

Hewitt has recently released the list of companies in the US that are top employers of leaders (and not the hoi polloi ;-)

They are

3M Company
General Electric Company
Johnson & Johnson
Dell Inc
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
General Mills, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.
American Express Company
Capital One Financial Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
FedEx Corporation
Washington Group International, Inc.
The Home Depot, Inc.
Avery Dennison Corporation
Sonoco Products Company

Hewitt reports

Key findings from the study include:

  • Top 20 Companies boast CEOs and Boards of Directors that are actively engaged in leadership development programs and are personally involved in the selection, review, and development of their best talent.
  • Top 20 Companies more actively manage and develop their best talent compared to other companies.
  • Top 20 Companies differentiate themselves by effectively integrating and utilizing their practices to develop leaders in support of their business strategy.
  • Top 20 Companies formally hold their leaders accountable for the success of leadership programs, the development of their employees, and the development of their own leadership capabilities.

Interesting fact is the absence of certain large employers like Wal Mart and the presence of some relatively lesser known names at least to us in India. I'm waiting for the India survey to come out.