EY #1 professional services employer – and #2 overall – in World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking

EY takes #4 spot as top choice employer among Singapore students

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Singapore, 18 September 2013 - EY is the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and second most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking.

Based on the preferences of almost 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the largest 12 economies by GDP, EY is now the second most attractive employer globally and the highest ranking choice among leading professional services organizations.

In Singapore, EY leaps from 24th to 4th spot as local students voted their most desired employers. As well as ranking as the leading professional services organization in six out of the twelve markets, EY also featured as one of the top fifteen employers overall in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States.

“We congratulate EY for its great achievement. Being seen by students as an ideal employer is something to be celebrated. As a CEO, I understand the value in being able to attract, recruit and retain the top performers. EY excels in this area and thus has a competitive talent advantage”, said Petter Nylander, CEO of Universum.

“We are delighted and honored to feature as the world’s most attractive professional services employer, and second most attractive employer overall,  in the Universum ranking this year”, says Mark Weinberger, EY’s Global Chairman and CEO. “At EY we are committed to attracting, developing and inspiring great people and developing future leaders; this is fundamental to our purpose of building a better working world".

Mike Cullen, EY’s Global Managing Partner, Talent, adds: “I’d like to congratulate all of our 170,000 people who have helped build our reputation as the world’s most attractive professional services employer. Our greatest asset is our high-performing teams throughout the world and we are committed to continuing to develop and strengthen our employer brand by offering exceptional experiences for all our people.”

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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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About Universum

Universum is an international company which specializes in the field of employer branding. Founded in 1988, its goal was to improve communication between students and the employers who want to recruit them. Today, Universum’s mission is to help employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions that enable employers to better understand, attract and retain current and future ideal employees. Universum is a trusted partner to 1 200 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, and co-operates with 1 500 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. Universum surveys on an annual basis 400,000 students and professionals worldwide.

For more information, go to www.universumglobal.com