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The Danes are progressive, what can we learn from the top 10 most favorite employers in Denmark?

At the time of the Vikings, Denmark was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. The Danes played a dominant role in the region. In terms of techniques and way of life, they were way ahead of their time. This element can be seen today in living and working in Denmark. The Danes apply rules and laws whose main purpose is to regulate and improve society. Often it turns out at a later stage that other countries adopt similar laws and that the Danes are regularly ahead of their time. Reason enough for us to look at the top 10 most favourite employers in Denmark with number 1 Novo Nordisk.

Novo Nordisk number 1 plus they have the award 'Great place to work 2019'.

More than half, namely 60%, of the most favourite employers are Danish companies. The striking thing about this is that the first five are all Danish in origin. Number one is Novo Nordisk. A company that shows innovation and leadership for more than 90 years in the care of diabetes. Their mission: "to get rid of diabetes and offer persons who live with it the highest possible quality of life". Novo Nordisk is in the Netherlands on the second place of the list "Great place to work 2019". The list is compiled on the basis of research into the degree of trust, pride and pleasure within organizations. In which the input of employees as an evaluation of the employer policy are used to determine the final ranking. At Novo Nordisk they are working on 'People Performance Process' (3P). This is a global standard for performance management. The 3P system has clear and measurable goals. Using this system, they work on the development of the employees and the organisation.

Maersk and LEGO at number 2 and 3

The number two on the list is Maersk. A Danish multinational company with several divisions, mainly in the transport sector. They are the world's largest container shipping company and are known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. Because it is a large organisation that operates worldwide, there is also a diversity of people who work there. This is an important pillar of the organisation. The culture is international and dynamic and they pay a lot of attention to the development of their people. They see training and developments as a continuous process in someone’s career.

LEGO occupies the third place. The LEGO Group is a family business in Billund that was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The company is best known for the toy LEGO. The word LEGO is derived from the Danish phrase lay godt, which means "play well". LEGO's mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow what they do with their People Promise: 'Succeed together'. In this way they strive to stimulate children to be creative. Important pillars in the organisation are: creativity, fantasy, fun, development, quality and care. This is reflected everywhere in their culture.

Top 10 favourite employers in Denmark

Ranking Company  
1 Novo Nordisk
2 Maersk
3 LEGO
4 COOP
5 Vestas
6 Google
7 Microsoft
8 Ikea
9 Ford
10 Nordea

Source: Global Talent Acquisition Monitor

More insights into labour market data?

The above data comes from the European labour market research by Intelligence Group: the Global Talent Acquisition Monitor (GTAM). This survey was conducted among 60,000 unique respondents.  The data from GTAM are available online in the European Recruitment Dashboard, which also contains data from Textkernel's Jobfeed.

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