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Financial Services Firms Paving the Way of Being Top Companies to Work For

For the past 4 years, LinkedIn uses the expertise of their editors and data scientists to create the LinkedIn Top Companies list. The aim is to display the top 25 companies where UK professionals want to work and stay once established.

The companies listed have received high marks for attracting the most attention from job seekers and then retaining them. Analysing UK members’ anonymised actions across four areas, interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention.

Number 2: JPMorgan Chase & Co.​

Financial Services company JPMorgan & Company has taken a very impressive second spot on the LinkedIn’s top companies to work for. They are known for their investment into Financial Services professionals and also their Technology side. They have been preparing for the next generation of banking and has invested $10.8bn a year to fund a team of 50,000 technologists across the globe.

Number 7: Barclays

The well-known high street bank currently employs nearly 50,000 individuals, working in a variety of job functions. They have recently adopted a new “Dynamic Working” programmes which encourages their employees to work flexibility, which has quickly become one of their most popular benefits with 57% of global employees reporting to utilise this programme.

Number 9: Goldman Sachs

Being a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm is no mean feat and their employees seem to agree. Offering a range of Financial Services products to their customers, Goldman Sachs needs to ensure they are catering to the new generation employees. Due to this they have recently relaxed their dress code to be more accommodating to millennials and the generation z workforce. Also pledging to ensure that half of their entry-level recruits are women, ensuring equality in the workplace.

Number 14: Aviva

Insurance, Savings and Investment company Aviva have reached an impressive 14th place with their proactive and popular approach to creating an effective work-life balance. Investing in ensuring their employees have a range of benefits catered to ensure they can achieve a work-life balance, one of their schemes includes their “first day of school” policy for parents, where they can take a half-day to drop off or pick up their children when they start a new school.

Number 24: Schroders

Investment Management firm Schroders had taken an impressive 24th place. With a smaller workforce of fewer than 5000 individuals, they concentrate on the retention of their employees. 43% of the staff at Schroders has been with the company for at least six years, and nearly a third of UK roles were filled with international candidates in 2017.