Glassdoor, one of the fastest growing recruiting sites, has announced its top picks for CEOs in 2016. Every year the company reveals its annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 across North America and parts of Europe. Contrary to the many reviews of a CEO, Glassdoor’s picks are solely based on the input of the CEO’s employees. Staff anonymously provide feedback, by completing a company review, on whether they approve or disapprove of their CEO, along with insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
Of those reviewed, many of our Haute 100 listers employees are quite pleased with their CEO. Haute 100 listers Mark Zuckerberg, who landed fourth place; Marc Benioff, who placed sixth, and Tim Cook, who snagged the eighth spot, all received high praises. Zuckerberg has an approval rating of 97 percent, Benioff also saw an approval rating of 97 percent and Cook has an approval rating of 96 percent.
In a statement, Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder, said, “The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards honor CEOs that stand out for having gained the support and approval of their workforce – no easy task for any leader. I am proud to expand these awards to new markets as incredible leaders are found around the world and are not limited by boundaries or borders. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant achievement.”
Glassdoor’s 50 Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 features business leaders across diverse industries, spanning technology, consulting, biotech and pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, travel and tourism, retail and more. The approval rate is determined by using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between May 2, 2015 and May 1, 2016.
If you are a CEO and would like to be considered, for the large list CEOs must have received at least 100 company reviews, including at least 100 CEO approval ratings and at least 100 senior management ratings, while companies eligible for the small & medium list must have received at least 35 company reviews, including at least 35 CEO approval ratings and at least 35 senior management ratings, respectively, during the eligibility period.