RANKING 2023 - The job market has always been constantly evolving, but recent years have seen rapid and significant changes. Students' expectations of their future employers have also undergone a profound transformation. Speak & Act, the leading employer and school brand platform in France, unveils today in Le Figaro its latest Best Trainee Experience – Happiness Barometer ranking, valuing for the year 2023, all the companies where it is good to work and especially those offering the best internship and work-study experience according to student opinions.
A generation particularly sensitive to employers' CSR approach
Traditionally, students have been primarily looking for financial stability and job security. However, the new generations are bolder and focused on personal fulfillment. Young graduates now expect companies to offer opportunities for personal and professional development. Today's students are sensitive to inclusivity and diversity. They want to work in environments where everyone is valued, regardless of background, gender or orientation. Companies that embrace diversity attract talent who want to contribute to dynamic, multicultural teams. And for good reason, it emerges from the latest ranking and CSR label Best Trainee Experience – Happiness Barometer of Speak & Act that 81% of students doing their internship and work-study are satisfied with their employer's policy on the issue of diversity and inclusion.
Global issues such as climate change and social equity are at the heart of students' concerns. They are looking for employers who take responsibility for society and the environment. Companies committed to social and sustainable actions are perceived as positive actors. Indeed, according to the latest Best Trainee Experience – Happiness Barometer survey by Speak & Act shows that 77.5% of students are satisfied with the CSR approach undertaken by their employer.
Teleworking as a new requirement for students
With the advent of technology and the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis, the very concept of the workplace has evolved. Students are looking for employers who offer flexible work options, including remote work. According to Niels Tatem, founder of Speak & Act, "The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including the way we work. It has pushed many companies to adopt remote work to ensure the safety of their employees. This rapid transition opened up new possibilities and allowed employees to discover the benefits of remote work. The requirement to work from home has transformed the traditional dynamics of the workplace and highlighted the importance of teleworking. Employees now want a hybrid workspace that combines the flexibility of remote working with opportunities for face-to-face socialization. Companies now face the challenge of creating efficient and attractive hybrid work environments." A company that offers a work-life balance is now very attractive. According to the results of the Best Trainee Experience – Happiness Barometer survey, 72% of students believe that their employer adopts a policy that promotes teleworking.
Who are students' preferred employers in 2023?
Speak & Act, reveals the favorite companies of students, according to the opinions of students doing their internship and work-study during the year 2023. Find below the top 15 companies offering the best experience for interns and work-study students:
Nexialog – SYNVANCE – Cyberdian Groupe – QUITOQUE – SAP France – FM Logistic – Axiome Associés - Orosound – DooH it – Ugitech de Swiss Steel Group – LCL – ASSYSTEM – Bruce – Qwamplify Groupe – Monoprix – Eurex
Speak & Act rankings: the best companies to do your Speak & Act internship
When it comes to building a talented and dynamic team, companies should not neglect the potential of interns and work-study students. These young talents bring new energy and fresh perspective, but to retain them and attract more students and recent graduates, it is essential to invest in their experience within the company. Obtaining a CSR label such as Best Trainee Experience – Happiness Barometer from Speak & Act allows you to value your company and be identified as an employer where it is good to work. More than a CSR label, it is a guarantee of attractiveness and seriousness on the part of the company. Students and recent graduates look for companies that offer them concrete learning opportunities and a stimulating environment.