Nitin Paranjpe, CEO of Hindustan Unilever
Revenue: $4.4 billion**
CEO: Nitin Paranjpe
This consumer goods company likes to think of itself as a talent factory. And with more than 1,000 alumni sitting on boards globally, it can certainly make a strong case for that.
The company uses what it calls a "70-20-10" model for developing its workforce: 70% of learning happens on the job, 20% through mentoring, and 10% through training and coursework.
That's why employees go through a job rotation roughly every three years, bosses are measured on how well they coach their direct reports, and all employees take about a week's worth of leadership training and four e-learning courses every year.
The company says that senior management spends 30% to 40% of its time grooming leaders.
Last updated November 19 2009: 12:36 PM ET
**Revenue for 15-month period from January 2008 through March 2009 due to change in accounting year.