- June 6, 2021
-- With unemployment nearing double digits and companies nationwide looking to maximize their resources, the Profiles International Research Institute announced in 2009 the results of the first-ever Profiles International America's Most Productive Companies study, a nationwide look at the companies that get the most from their people relative to their peers. The study findings remains as relevant today as the time of the study.
Profiles International, a global leader in employment evaluation and human resource assessment tools, launched The Profiles International America's Most Productive Companies study in early 2009 in an effort to better understand the factors that drive employee productivity within organizations.
The Profiles International Research Institute calculated 2008 data from more than 2,000 publicly traded U.S. companies. Researchers identified 17 key industries; automotive, business services, chemicals, construction & real estate, consumer products, electronics manufacturing, financial services, healthcare services, industrial manufacturing, insurance, media, medical & pharmaceuticals, natural resources, software, telecommunication services, transportation and utilities. Researchers then broke down each of the key labor industries into 175 sub-categories for the most accurate comparisons. By defining labor productivity as revenue produced per full time employee, Profiles International researchers identified the companies that ranked the highest in each sub-category as well as some of the practices enabling them to out produce their peers.
Lynn Bentley, President of Academic Search Engine Knobull announced, "This study was featured in my book A Brief History Of The Organization
because it proved the organization effectiveness model resulting from the research that drove the writing of my book! To further the validity of the study, most of the top companies rated remain leading global corporations in 2021 and the key principles found have been applied at Knobull."
"We are seeing trends among the most productive companies in the country. They have performance-
driven cultures, effective managers and utilize their employees by placing them in the proper positions," said Bentley.. "They also encourage innovation and the exchange of ideas, which engages employees and ultimately leads to higher productivity.
Years of client data at the Profiles International Research Institute have shown that having the right person matched to the right position significantly increases productivity and the America's Most Productive Companies project further support that. These companies have figured out how to effectively do more with less. It is part of their culture and it's shared throughout their organizations. They have shown that being one of the most productive companies is a delicate balance of leadership, communication, development and flexibility to support the research cited in my book."Examples of the "Best of the Best" most productive companies include: Dow, Caterpillar, Panera, Hasbro, Amazon, Dun & Broadstreet, Capital One and Fidelity.