Universum has released their global talent attraction index of the world’s most attractive employers in 2011, with Google topping the list for the engineering category, and for the third consecutive year taking the #1 spot among all businesses.

“The talent market for business career seekers is being dominated by the professional services firms, known for being great places to launch a career, and by companies that offer a new working culture in a dynamic environment. For the last 3 years we have been seeing Google leading the pack and it will take a strong player with a clear talent strategy to steal this number one spot”, says Lovisa Öhnell, head of Research and Consulting at Universum.

Other notable tech companies on the list include Apple at #9 among businesses and #7 among engineering, Microsoft at #3 for both businesses and engineering, Intel comes in a #5 for engineering (#38 for businesses), and IBM at #2 for engineering (#16 among businesses)

Universum’s global talent attraction index takes its data from student’s employer preferences in the top 12 economies (based on GDP) including Brazil, Canada,China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, U.K., and U.S. Check out the full list of 50 here.

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