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As noted by Glassdoor, the most common trends amongst the top-rated CEOs during the COVID-19 pandemic include prioritizing work-life balance, taking care of employees’ overall well-being, offering flexible and/or remote working policies.
Glassdoor, the renowned job searching site has carried out a review of the highest performing Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) during the COVID-19 pandemic according to employees’ feedback on its platform. In the Glassdoor review, a specific cognizance was placed on the leadership style and capabilities of the rated CEOs in handling staff-related affairs and welfare during the most troubling times this year ranging from March to July.
Undoubtedly, it is in times of crises that the true character of a leader is known as many makes irrational decisions that tend to affect their team. As noted by Glassdoor, the most common trends amongst the top-rated CEOs during the COVID-19 pandemic include: prioritizing work-life balance, taking care of employees’ overall well-being, offering flexible and/or remote working policies, establishing strong health benefits, and maintaining frequent, clear communication.
Glassdoor said in its review presentation statement:
“We analyzed employee reviews on Glassdoor to identify CEOs who have earned high praise from their employees in the U.S. and the UK in terms of their leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to leveraging CEO approval rating and the senior leadership workplace factor rating during the last five months, we also used text analysis to see what employees were specifically saying about COVID-19 and their CEO in reviews on Glassdoor. These CEOs lead a variety of companies in different industries, including health care, tech, and finance, and have each taken unique approaches to lead during this time.”
From the list presented, 25 CEOs were ranked from the United States of America while 10 CEOs were listed from the United Kingdom.
Glassdoor Review: The highest-rated from the U.S. and UK List
While the list from Glassdoor highlights all the rated CEOs here is an excerpt from the list including both the U.S. and the UK CEOs ratings.
Mark Aslett of Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MRCY), a company with a strong presence in the aerospace and defense industry took the top spot of the most rated CEOs on Glassdoor, hitting a rating of 95%. G. Brint Ryan of Ryan LLC, an accounting firm came second with a rating of 93%. Michael Weinstein of AIDS Healthcare Foundation occupied the fourth position coming down with a rating of 92%. The CEO of Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ: ZM) Eric S. Yuan took the fourth spot with a rating of 89% while the top five positions were completed by Stanley Middleman of Freedom Mortgage, who scored a rating of 89%.
In the UK, Steve Hare, the CEO of The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE) took the top spot of the most rated CEOs thanks to the feedback on the excellent communication and engagement from upper management given by its employee on Glassdoor who made the review. The UK ranking also featured Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) who occupied the 8th position.
Not a Full Representation of Responsive CEOs
As Glassdoor noted in the review presentation, “these CEOs represent just a small subset of leaders who have stepped up to the plate to ensure the well-being and success of their employees amid COVID-19.”
While the employees’ feedback had resulted in the classification, a reasonable allowance must be given taking note of the place of sentiments in such ranking. The viability of the ranking will also be enhanced if its all the employees from each companies that their opinions were sample, a factor Glassdoor could not completely ascertain.