Lets create a register of "great employers" large and small using criteria focused on such things as on-the-job training, meaningful mentorships, willingness to take risks, non-discrimination.
Existing and former employees could contribute scores against the criteria together with comments on their experience.
Applicants could assess employers against additional criteria such as courtesy in replies to applications, effective feedback from interviews etc.
It would need to be moderated to avoid outright slanderous contribution but meaningful feedback could be of benefit both to employers and prospective employees.
This could take the form of a website that can identify these "great employers"
by location and industry in addition to desirable employer attributes.
If you think this is a good idea -
- what criteria might need to be included?
- would anonymity of contribution be important?
- would it be useful to be able to ask questions of contributors?
- should it be discretionary for contributors to make answers to questions public or private?
What other things should such a register contain?
Should it be global or tailored to a country/region etc.?
Bryan has pointed out that www,glassdoor.com has many elements of this concept.
Glassdoor seems to focus on multinational and similar employers.
Do you think this "great employer" concept could perhaps be developed as a template for appraising and encouraging local employers?
Could it be made as an anonymous membership site/app which would allow contributors to update their opinions?
Would it be appropriate to link to local chambers of commerce etc?
Whay about possibility of employer of the month/year?