The best workplaces in the world have risen to the challenges of 2020 in truly amazing ways by putting their people first.

These companies have the highest levels of trust and most inclusive cultures in the world.

They not only survived 2020, but  have seized the opportunity to become better—to courageously connect in new ways, to deepen their commitment to their communities, and to get  creative in how they care for their people.

2020 Global Culture Leaders

Learn more about the people at our top three workplaces

#1 - Cisco

As millions of workers worldwide went remote, demand for Cisco’s collaboration technology tripled.

Employees worked around the clock to provide those critical connections for teams, and Cisco leaders dared to trust clients with new lines of credit.

The courage continued as Cisco’s leaders faced the racial reckoning with bravely creating space for tough, yet supportive conversations.

#2 - DHL Express

When the pandemic struck and commerce all but ground to a halt, DHL Express continued to deliver on its promises to employees, customers and our global society.

By safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of its people and using the health crisis as a reason to double down on its mission to improve lives, the world’s most global organization deepened its commitment to community.

#3 - Hilton

The hotel industry was devastated by Covid-19.

But even as it laid off and furloughed workers, Hilton’s leaders came up with novel ways to support employees and help them land jobs elsewhere. It also got creative about using empty hotel rooms to house medical professionals on the pandemic frontlines.

Throughout the crisis, Hilton has innovated to live up to its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company.

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.