IBM, Google among most gay-friendly firms: survey

IBM has always put a focus on equality.  It started with gender equality (before it was law in any country) and has moved to visible and non-visible minority groups over time.  As quoted in the attached article:

“International business has an immeasurably important role to play in
developing tolerance and diversity throughout the world”

This proves IBM really is a great place to work and encourages individuality, leverages employee unique value, understands cultural differences and celebrates diversity.  That, combined, create positive work environments which drive creativity (and results!)  –RBGM

IBM, Google among most gay-friendly firms: survey.

Tech giants IBM and Google are among the household names topping the list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly corporations, according an international business equality index released Thursday.

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Worlds Most Valuable Brands – The Globe and Mail

IBM ranks  #2 in the Top Ten

Coca-Cola and IBM in top spots.

The Top Ten

The rankings with brand value in U.S. dollars and change in brand value:

1. Coca-Cola: $70.5-billion, +2%

2. IBM: $64.7-billion, +7%

3. Microsoft: $60.9-billion, +7%

4. Google: $43.6-billion, +36%

5. GE: $42.8-billion, -10%

6. McDonald’s: $33.6-billion, +4%

7. Intel: $32-billion, +4%

8. Nokia: $29.5-billion, -15%

9. Disney: $28.7-billion, +1%

10. HP: $26.9-billion, +12%

Top 50 most attractive business employers – The Globe and Mail

IBM ranks 19th of 50 business employers.

Universum ranks the most attractive employers based on the preferences of 130,000 engineering and business students who were surveyed at the top universities of the world’s 12 largest economies.

It’s a popularity contest of sorts, where career seekers score companies on their attractiveness as employers, not necessarily on their global reputation or their brand strength. When the list is compared with Fortune’s most-admired-companies rankings and Interbrand’s survey of the world’s most valuable brands, there’s little overlap.

Top 50 most attractive business employers – The Globe and Mail.