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

Date: 09/18/2013
Source: EY
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.
The ranking is based on the preferences of almost 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the largest 12 economies by GDP. 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.
Bogdan Ion, Country Managing Partner, EY Romania: “Romania was not part of the countries analyzed in the Universum report but, according to the study Trendence Graduate Barometer 2013, EY is the third preferred employer by young graduates with the highest academic achievements in Romania. This ranking is supported by over 2,000 applications received from college graduates in the recruitment campaign for juniors this year".
“When thinking about future careers, students are looking for employers who are successful in their market and for business leaders supporting the development of their people, offering them professional opportunities on a continual basis. References that they have received about EY, both through participation in events organized by the company and through social media channels that the current generation credits in particular, confirm the ability of EY to attract the best candidates. Their appraisal, as evidenced also by the Universum ranking, engages us stronger in our ambition to provide our employees with an exceptional experience in the company,” comments Andreea Mihnea, HR Director, EY Romania.

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About Universum
Universum is an international company which specializes in the field of employer branding. Universum’s mission is to help employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. 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
About EY Romania
EY is one of the world's leading professional services firms with approximately 167,000 employees in 700 offices across 140 countries, and revenues of approximately $24.4 billion in 2012. Our network is the most integrated at global level and its vast resources allow us to help our clients benefit from every opportunity. In Romania, EY has been a leader on the professional services market since its set up in 1992. Our over 450 employees in Romania and Moldova provide seamless assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services to clients ranging from multinationals to local companies. Our offices are based in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi and Chisinau. From 1 July 2013, Ernst & Young becomes EY, the logo has been modified in response to this change and the company's new tagline becomes "Building a better working world". The new visual identity reflects the new strategy of EY, Vision 2020. For more information, please visit www.ey.com.

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