Whirlpool Corp. was named to the 2009 list of Top Companies for Leaders, ranking 9th for North America and 15th globally. Conducted by Hewitt Associates, a global consulting and outsourcing company, in partnership with The RBL Group, a strategic human resources and leadership systems advisory firm, and Fortune, the Global Top Companies for Leaders is a comprehensive study of organizational leadership. A panel of independent judges selected and ranked winners based on criteria including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leadership development on a global scale, impact of leadership in communities in which they operate, business performance, and company reputation. Whirlpool ranked 12th for North America and 15th globally in 2007, the last time the survey was conducted.
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