RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – September 17, 2013:Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that for the fourth year-in-row, Universum has included Lenovo in its annual list of the world’s most attractive employers, and recognized Lenovo as one of the world’s Top-50 engineering companies to work for, jumping seven positions to #37. The rankings from Universum, an employer branding company with headquarters in Sweden, are based on where students from top academic institutions around-the-world say they most want to work. Universum’s global talent attraction index is based upon feedback from approximately 200,000 business and/or engineering career seekers worldwide.
“As a $34 billion company, one of the key drivers to our success which recently propelled us to become the number one PC maker in the world, has been our consistent commitment to attracting, empowering, and retaining the world’s best talent at every level of the Company.” said Gina Qiao, senior vice president, Human Resources. “Our 46,000 employees, including those in our joint ventures, are the driving force of our company’s transformation to become a top competitor in the PC Plus era of smart connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs. We are gratified that we have been recognized by Universum’s survey as a global employer of choice and with the help of our employees, we anticipate many more successes in the years to come.”
Universum’s global talent attraction index is based upon the number of nominations by career seekers in 12 of the world’s largest economies for companies they would most like to work for.
The Stockholm-based Universum compiles two lists, one for the top business employer and one for the top engineering employer. The survey indicates the companies that are top-of-mind employers and to what extent, and are therefore the companies that may have a competitive advantage in attracting new talent.
“Talent has become the cornerstone of business success and as a result it is increasingly challenging for employers to attract and retain the best people. However, global engineering students from across the globe have responded to Lenovo’s successes over the last year, recognized the company as a nurturer of talent, and have voted to place it amongst the World’s Most Attractive Employers ranking it seven positions higher than last year in the Top-50 engineering companies to work for,” said Petter Nylander, CEO, Universum.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
A global research and advisory firm, Universum helps top employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communications solutions that allow employers to understand, attract and retain current and future ideal employees. Universum partners with over 1,200 clients, Fortune 500 companies; and works with 1,500 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. On an annual basis, the company surveys nearly half a million students and professionals worldwide. Universum uses those findings to guide leaders in Human Resources, Marketing, Advertising, Strategy and Talent Acquisition. For more information, go to www.universumglobal.com