3M recently announced it has been recognized as one of the Top Companies for Leaders and one of the Best Companies for Leadership by two well-known organizations that closely study the practices of cutting-edge firms around the world.

“We have a winning combination: employees who are passionate about their development and a company that invests in its people,” said Marlene McGrath, senior vice president, Human Resources. “These honors show that we are challenging ourselves to stay on the forefront of leadership development.”

The Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders, which recognizes employers who foster resilient, engaging leaders, ranked 3M No. 8 globally out of 25 companies (up from No. 15 in 2013) and ranked it No. 6 in North America out of 25 major businesses (up from No. 11 in 2011).

In Hay Group's Best Companies for Leadership, which assesses leadership development practices, 3M was No. 9 out of 20 firms globally, up from No. 13 in 2013.

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