rior to the pandemic, applications to work for startups outpaced those for corporations, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. But the tides have since changed, with workers now being 20% more likely to want to work for bigger businesses. “Now startups are having to do things to become even more appealing,” says Thomas Vick, regional director at Robert Half.
Taking such steps have earned employers including cloud security company Lacework and software firm Databricks spots on Forbes’ fourth annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers. In partnership with market research company Statista, the list was compiled by evaluating 2,500 U.S. businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth. Statista considered any company founded between 2012 and 2019 that has at least 50 employees to be a startup. The final list ranks 500 employers.