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Great Place to Work determined its 2015 ranking of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by surveying about 3.9 million employees at more than 6,600 companies that participated in Best Workplaces competitions from late 2014 to mid-2015 in 51 countries. Together, these companies employ more than 12 million employees worldwide, making this annual study the largest of its kind.

To begin the process, a company must apply to — and be accepted on — one of Great Place to Work’s national Best Workplaces lists, which are compiled using the results of two studies: the Trust Index Employee Survey and the Culture Audit Management Questionnaire. Two-thirds of a company’s workplace culture assessment is based on employee comments and feedback, and the remaining third is based on the company’s policies and practices, as measured in the Culture Audit.

In the past year, more than 2,000 multinational corporations participated in the survey process. Of these, 455 appeared on one of Great Place to Work’s 51 national Best Workplaces lists. From that pool of companies, the 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces have been selected.

To be considered for Great Place to Work’s World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, a company must appear on at least five national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of its workforce based outside its home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys its employees with Great Place to Work’s Trust Index, as well as based on the percentage of a company’s workforce represented in the survey.

For more information, or to have your company participate in the survey process and be considered for future workplace rankings, visit greatplacetowork.com/learn-what-it-takes.

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