ASOS tops LinkedIn’s new list of top employers as the most desirable company to work for in the UK

ASOS just became the most desirable company to work for according to a LinkedIn study

Online retailer ASOS has been named the most popular company to work for in the UK for the first time, according to LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies list.  The report was based on “the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members” across four main topics; Interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand, and employee retention.

ASOS took the top spot partly thanks to its strong performance in 2017 — in the last four months sales were up 30% — and its increased headcount, which also went up by 30% last year. The company looking to hire 1,000 more people in 2018.

Asos employees said they enjoyed their “long service awards” which vary depending on how long they spend at the company. These range from getting a product on the site named after them to a financial reward or additional time off each year.

“Our ASOSers live and breathe our values of authenticity, creativity, and bravery in everything they do,” said Holly Middlemiss, Talent Brand & Engagement Partner at ASOS.

“It’s equally important for us to reflect these through our employer brand, bringing to life our unique culture internally and externally. At ASOS we do things not just to simply tick a box — rather, we genuinely care, we want to do the right thing and see the value in doing so.

“You spend a majority of your life at work, so why shouldn’t it be with a company you love, where you believe you’re making a positive difference and feel truly valued?”

The full top 20 list is as follows:

  1. ASOS
  2. BBC
  3. McKinsey & Company
  4. Richemont
  5. Kering
  6. JP Morgan & Chase
  7. Amazon
  8. EY
  9. HSBC
  10. The Boston Consulting Group
  11. Selfridges Group
  12. Apple
  13. Barclays
  14. L’Oréal
  15. Vodafone
  16. Goldman Sachs
  17. Facebook
  18. Lloyds banking group
  19. Accenture
  20. Salesforce

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