If you’re looking for a new senior-level job in the retail industry, you might want to reach out to Wooden Street, India’s first custom online furniture store, or Shaw Floors, a full-service flooring company with more than $4 billion in sales and 25,000 employees.
Why? Because employees at these companies have the most likeable CEOs, according to a new report from Owler, a crowdsourced information provider that’s building the world's largest database of company and executive information.
The likeability rankings are based on thousands of CEO reviews from Owler’s users. The data is then measured against a proprietary favorability algorithm that determines how well-liked CEOs are relative to their peers. The algorithm evaluates the weighting of a CEO’s review based on the specifics of the person who rated the CEO. Input from employees, followers, competitors and other stakeholders are weighted differently in the model, and the algorithm ensures that multiple inputs cannot be submitted by the same individual.
In the retail/e-commerce industry specifically, Lokendra Ranawat, CEO of Wooden Street; Vance D. Bell, CEO of Shaw Floors; and Craig Jelinek, CEO of Costco, were the top three ranked CEOs, with scores of 98.5, 96.6 and 94.9 percent (out of 100), respectively. As for the retail and e-commerce industry as a whole, its CEOs ranked 21st in Owler's list of top 25 industries by likeability, with an average score of 68.5. (Unfortunately, it appears that retail CEOs have some work to do to up their likeability game.)
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