America’s Best Midsize Employers 2024

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shortage of workers persists across all industries in nearly every state, according to a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with 9 million job openings currently in the U.S., compared to 6.1 million unemployed workers. “We do have more people employed today than we did before the pandemic,” says Stephanie Ferguson, author of the report and director of global employment policy and special initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “However, the rate of Americans participating in the labor force is lower than it was in February 2020.” The disparity, according to Ferguson, stems from the impacts of the pandemic: Over the last few years, many Americans—including those who were nearing retirement or living in two-income households—made changes to their lifestyles that obviated the need to return to work.

While the surplus of jobs is promising news for those seeking employment, it’s troubling news for companies hoping to keep their best employees. In fact, a recent survey from staffing firm Robert Half found that 91% of hiring managers said one of their biggest concerns was retaining top talent. Our advice to those managers: Look to the companies on Forbes’ lists of America’s Best Employers 2024, which have distinguished themselves for their ability to keep their employees happy and engaged.

The annual ranking—conducted in partnership with market research firm Statista—is based on a survey of more than 170,000 U.S.-based workers at American companies. Organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 employees were deemed midsize employers while the companies with more than 5,000 employees were considered large. Survey respondents were asked to rate their employer, and if they would recommend their employer to others.

Responses were given by current employees, employees who had worked for the company within the past two years, and individuals familiar with the company through friends, family or peers in their industry. Greater weight was given to evaluations from current employees and former employees. New to the methodology this year was the inclusion of data from the past three years—with more recent data weighted more heavily—to better identify companies that have been rated well consistently over time.

All survey responses were tallied to produce a score for each company, and the 1,000 organizations with the highest scores landed on our final lists—400 on America’s Best Midsize Employers 2024 (see below), and 600 on America’s Best Large Employers 2024.

As with all Forbes lists, companies pay no fee to be considered. For questions about this list, please contact listdesk [at] forbes [dot] com.

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