SINGAPORE - SingTel is the top local company Singapore professionals want to work for, a LinkedIn study of member activities and interactions has found.
According to the online professional network, SingTel is the 12th most attractive among local and overseas firms to work for in Singapore, while the top company is IBM.
Among the top 20 firms on the Most InDemand Employers list, there are four home-grown firms including SingTel, DBS Bank, NCS Group, and OCBC Bank.
Within this list, IBM, Microsoft, and Accenture were the top three most in demand for professionals in Singapore.
LinkedIn found that Singapore professionals preferred to work in companies in the Internet and IT industries. Firms in these industries dominated the rankings and took the top spots.
The industry of financial services is also popular, with a total of eight banks in the top 20.
Within this group, Standard Chartered Bank topped the list, followed by Citi, Barclays Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank and DBS Bank.
Of the 20 firms on Singapore's Most InDemand list, only five companies - Microsoft, Accenture, Google, Apple, and Procter & Gamble - overlapped with the global top 20 list released in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Singapore professionals seemed to also prefer big firms: None of the companies on Singapore's Top 20 list have less than 8,000 employees each.