You already know that having a great CEO is critical for business, but you may not realise how much of an impact it can have on your talent acquisition efforts. Glassdoor research found that the quality of senior leadership is the second leading factor in employee satisfaction, which in turn influences your Glassdoor reviews, referrals and overall perception of your employer brand. So which leaders today are doing the best job of engaging, motivating and uplifting their teams?
Today, Glassdoor recognises a number of superb executives through our annual Employees' Choice Awards, honouring the Top CEOs in 2018 with lists for UK, U.S. large (1,000+ employees), U.S. small and medium (fewer than 1,000 employees), Canadian, French and German employers*.
Coming in at number one on the UK list is Richard Flint of Sky Betting & Gaming, with an employee approval rating of 99 percent - this is also his first year on the list. Employees rave about the family feel he's fostered and forward-thinking culture, as well as his transparent and open leadership style.
Other companies at the top of the UK list are as follows:
1. Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming - 99% Approval
2. Satya Nadella, Microsoft - 99% Approval
3. Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One - 98% approval
4. Marc Benioff, Salesforce - 98% approval
5. Tim Kidd, Kantar Worldpanel - 98% approval
Join us in congratulating all of the CEOs honoured for doing an incredible job of leading, inspiring and supporting their employees, and in the process, making their companies even more attractive to candidates.
Think your CEO deserves to make next year's list? Share a review, and it will be considered for Glassdoor's 2019 Employees' Choice Awards.
Wondering why your CEO didn't make the list, and how you can become eligible for next year's awards? Employers, read more here.
*Each list was compiled using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, and each CEO approval rating determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews during the period of eligibility. For the full methodology, visit here.