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These are the most favourite employers in Sweden. IKEA at number 1

A survey of the European workforce shows that Ikea is Sweden's favourite employer. Followed by the Swedish company Volvo and the American Google. We have previously published the most favourite employers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany .

IKEA favourite employer Sweden

IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943 and now has 355 stores in 29 countries around the world. The company started very small with selling goods, but soon started to sell furniture and the first catalogue was published in 1951. A few years later, it was decided to let customers assemble their own furniture, as we know the IKEA concept today. IKEA opened in Norway in 1963 and in Denmark in 1969. The first non-Scandinavian store opened in Zurich in 1973. Soon stores followed in Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.

Favourite employers in Sweden

Nr. Employer  
1 Ikea
2 Volvo
3 Google
4 H&M
5 Microsoft
7 Ericsson
8 Apple

9 Spotify
10 Ubisoft

Source: The Global Talent Acquisition Monitor by Intelligence Group

Company characteristics

What is striking is that six out of ten companies in the top 10 are of Swedish origin, namely IKEA, Volvo, H&M, ICA, Ericsson and Spotify. In addition, there are three large American companies, but also the French company Ubisoft, which develops computer games. Volvo is a car brand that was founded in Gothenburg and has both a Swedish and a Chinese origin. H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) is a Swedish fashion chain, inspired by American stores that sold clothing in large quantities at low prices. H&M now has branches all over the world. ICA is a Swedish supermarket chain, Ericsson is a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and Spotify is a digital music service. 

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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