Many websites and magazines compile "best places to work" lists. Many of the lists are compiled by reviews of employer-submitted practices and policies, but others are compiled from other types of submissions. The lists usually contain a brief description of the practices that make the company an "employer of choice."
- Great Places to Work (Lists)Provides different lists for the best places to work for various categories.
- Best Places to Work - GlassdoorA new ranking list from an insider's guide.
- Fortune Magazine RankingsSee Fortune's other important company rankings, including "Most Powerful Women", the "Fortune 500", "World's Most Admired Companies", "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders", and "100 Fastest-Growing Companies".
- Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work ForThe list provides information about the policies and practices that make these companies great.
- HRC: Corporate Equality Index 2020Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
- Latina Style 50Lists the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U. S.
- The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®Click on company links to see why they are listed.
These web sites are intended for prospective applicants. Much of the information comes from anonymous employees who visit the pages. Remember, though, that the best insiders are people you know! It is crucial that you develop and maintain networks of people in your field.
- FirstHandCornell students have access to a unique service that provides "insider" views of companies and industries. FirstHand (formerly known as Vault) provides insider information that include glimpses into a company's corporate culture, salary negotiation, interview tips, and more. You can also find diversity profiles, career advice, internships, salary surveys, message boards, and more. You must create a personal user account using your Cornell email address to access FirstHand.
- GlassdoorVisitors can learn what others are saying about a company, sometimes in exchange for providing their own company reviews and salary information.
Best Practices and Surveys
The subscription resources below are ripe with reports of workplace surveys and best practices. Find more resources on the web, particularly from large HR consulting firms, such as Deloitte, Booz Allen, McKinsey, Towers Watson, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Aon, Mercer, etc.
- Human Resources (Bloomberg Law)Starting point for HR practitioners. HR policies, laws and regulations. Practical guidance and tools, surveys and reports. Tabs across top include United States, International, Payroll, and News.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)The website of this major U.S. association for HR practitioners provides a wealth of information for its members and for the public. Additional electronic content is available at the ILR Library. Please ask for assistance at the ILR Reference Desk.