all about the randstad employer brand research.

Founded in 2000 as the Randstad Award, it was renamed the Randstad Employer Brand Research in 2017, optimising 17 years of successful employer branding insights.


Employer branding helps recruit skilled and promising new employees, and it enhances their loyalty by increasing their identification with the company. It also raises an organisation’s visibility in the job market and enables it to stand out from the competition.

The Randstad Employer Brand Award is presented each year to the most attractive employers in various countries across the globe. First launched in Belgium in 2000, the study has since grown to encompass 30 countries and 75% of the global economy.

what's your talent strategy?

In today's competitive job market, employer branding is a crucial tool for attracting and retaining the right kind of talent.

survey information

The Randstad Employer Brand Research is the most representative and inclusive employer brand research in the world. It is the only study that captures the opinion of the general public between 18 and 65 and deals with the largest company employer brands in a country.

The Randstad Employer Brand Research provides unique labour market insights, bringing together:

  • 175,000 respondents globally
  • 5,755 companies
  • 30 countries

The research focuses on three main areas: overall brand awareness, absolute attractiveness and relative attractiveness. Every year, through an internet survey, respondents aged 18 to 65 who form a representative sample are asked to evaluate their countries' largest employers against 10 key factors. To ensure the research is objective, the companies are shortlisted based on size and winners are selected solely based on the appeal of their employer brands across the key factors.

The REBR 2018 survey was conducted with approximately 3,800 respondents locally. The results include the top 75 most attractive companies in Singapore, the most important factors among job seekers when choosing an employer, as well as the attractiveness of an industry sector compared to others.

how REBR is unique

Unlike other employer branding studies, the REBR is not based on company nominations or judging panels. It is an independently conducted research where the results are based solely on the opinions and votes of the local potential working demographic, giving a truly impartial view of the employee market and a true reflection of employer attractiveness for each of the participating countries’ largest employers.

The Randstad Employer Brand Award is not just another prize for the trophy cabinet. The winners are determined by the world’s largest independent employer branding survey, and receive a unique trophy created by renowned designer, Marcel Wanders. The stylish award represents the winning company's ability to attract new employees like a magnet.

top 75.

Discover the top 75 largest commercial employers featured in the 2018 research.

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