Banking and financial institutions have dominated LinkedIn’s 2023 Top Companies list for Singapore.
DBS Bank leads the pack followed by Standard Chartered Bank, Mastercard, and Citi. The strong showing by the finance players mirrors how the industry is a key pillar of Singapore’s economy, and are some of the country’s biggest employers.
In the inaugural list of LinkedIn’s top companies list released in 2021, DBS Bank was ranked 15. Its rise to the top reflects its consistent efforts to better meet the needs of its employees.
The third annual edition reveals the 15 best workplaces where professionals in Singapore can grow their careers and are currently hiring.
Ten new companies join the list
Compared to last year, there are 10 new companies that made this year’s list, including, Procter & Gamble, Singtel, Medtronic, and SAP which come from diverse industries, namely in telecommunications, health tech, and software respectively.
LinkedIn data reveals that the in-demand skills that the top companies in Singapore are looking for in the finance sector include:
- Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC
- Commercial Banking
Companies in the tech sector are looking for skills:
- Partner Development
- Artificial Intelligence
- Mobile Application Development.
Some of the largest job functions that these top companies are investing in include:
- Information Technology
- Business Development
- Sales and Engineering.
- Common job titles
Business Development Officer and Software Engineers are some of the most common job titles.
“As the world of work continues to transform, professionals are looking for guidance on the companies to work for that offer career growth and will set them up for long-term success. LinkedIn’s Top Companies list for 2023 is again filled with actionable insights and resources to help professionals at all levels discover job opportunities. Those interested in a specific company can now easily identify the skills and roles they are hiring for, connect with employees they know in their network, and follow the company to stay informed about future opportunities,” says Pooja Chhabria, LinkedIn Career Expert and Head of Editorial for APAC.
“For professionals keen to join us, our advice is to be curious, be bold in coming forward with ideas that can enhance our customer and employee experience. Be future ready, so start planning early for the development of professional skills that can help drive you further in your career,” says Charlotte Thng, Head of HR, Singapore, Australia and ASEAN Markets, Standard Chartered Bank.
Here are the 15 companies that made it to the 2023 Top Companies Singapore list:
- DBS Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Procter & Gamble
- Bank of America
- A.P. Moller - Maersk
To put together this list, LinkedIn leveraged its platform data to rank companies based on eight pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression:
- Ability to advance
- Skills growth
- Company stability
- External opportunity
- Company affinity
- Gender diversity
- Educational background
- Employee presence in the country