In the most recent rankings, which were released this week, Delta has risen to the top of Forbes’ 2022 list as the World’s Best Employer, leading all airlines. The highest-ranking corporation outside of the technology industry, Forbes, ranked Delta as the sixth best place to work in the world.
Forbes ranks employers in its annual list based on data from independent surveys of 150,000 full-time and part-time workers at major companies from 57 countries. The respondents to the anonymous surveys conducted by market research firm Statista were asked to evaluate their employers on a range of topics such as talent development, economic impact and image, gender equality, and social responsibility.
During the pandemic, Delta delivered unprecedented support to protect employees’ health and well-being. This included administering more than 1 million free COVID tests, protecting pay for those with COVID-19, and executing a vaccination program that resulted in nearly all Delta people being vaccinated without a mandate – all while not furloughing a single employee. Mental well-being support was also expanded for Delta people and their loved ones by offering 12 free sessions per issue, per household member per year.
Delta also recognizes the role that financial well-being plays in overall health and well-being – that’s why Delta is giving every employee an opportunity to earn a people to improve their financial well-being by offering every employee an opportunity to earn $1,000 when they contribute to an emergency savings account and complete a financial education coaching program.
This year, Delta was also named one of the top 100 companies on Forbes’ 2022 Best Employers for Diversity list and as one of the publication’s Best Workplaces for Women in the US.
In addition, Delta was honored as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune for 9th year in a row, ranking higher on the list than any other airline.