For a 24th year in a row, Computerworld conducted a consult to brand a 100 best places to work for IT professionals.
Data on these tip organizations is sorted by size: Small organizations have fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees; midsize companies have between 1,000 and 4,999 U.S. employees; and vast organizations have 5,000 or some-more U.S. employees. As we crop a lists, keep in mind that some of a organizations featured are groups of larger, tellurian enterprises, yet they might have a tiny U.S. footprint.
About a surveys
In Nov 2016, we started compiling nominations for U.S.-based organizations with during slightest 30 IT employees. Non-U.S.-based employers were authorised to attend as well, supposing they had a smallest of 300 sum employees during a U.S. domicile and a smallest of 30 IT employees in a U.S., with during slightest 50% of their IT employees formed in a U.S.
Participants were asked to yield hit information for an particular during their association with entrance to practice statistics, financial information and information about advantages policies and programs for a IT dialect and a whole company.
In Jan 2017, a hit during any of a 450 nominated companies perceived a 52-question consult seeking about normal income and reward increases, commission of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development, and a commission of women and minorities in IT staff and government positions.
Information was also collected on influence efforts; programs for noticing and rewarding superb performance; advantages such as flextime, elder caring and child care; and policies for reimbursing employees for college fee and a cost of posterior record certifications. Information from those surveys was used in compiling a 100 association profiles in this issue.
Upon execution of a survey, participants were emailed instructions for selecting a pointless representation of employees from their U.S.-based full- and part-time IT staffs. All participating companies were compulsory to obtain feedback from their employees. The responses to a worker consult went directly to a third-party investigate company.
Topics lonesome in a worker consult enclosed remuneration with training and expansion programs, compensation, advantages and work/life balance. In addition, employees were asked to rate staff spirit in their IT departments, a significance of several advantages and a grade to that they concluded with a accumulation of statements on subjects trimming from career expansion to management’s diagnosis of employees. From a final 100 companies, a sum of 23,901 IT employees responded to a worker survey.
The assignment survey, association consult and worker consult were all conducted around a Internet. The association and worker consult apportionment of a investigate were sealed in Mar 2017.
Approximately half of a sum scoring was formed on worker responses, with a residue formed on a consult of a company’s advantages and other programs. Organizations were distant by distance to furnish 3 ranked lists for large, midsize and tiny Best Places to Work in IT, as summarized above.
Top 10 Lists
Our top 10 lists uncover a best of a best — a organizations that surpass in these 4 areas of tellurian resources: career development, retention, advantages and training. To establish those lists, we deliberate a following factors:
Benefits: The operation of advantages offered, including sabbaticals, elder caring and child care, and health and prophesy plans; worker remuneration with a operation of benefits.
Career development: Mentoring programs; fee payment for college classes and technical certifications; promotions within IT; worker remuneration with fee reimbursement, opportunities for career expansion and management’s impasse in career development.
Retention: Frequency of worker remuneration surveys; turnover rate; promotions; morale; worker remuneration with work/life balance, sabbaticals, job-sharing and telecommuting programs.
Training: Number of training days; training budget; worker remuneration with training and entrance to training; remuneration with payment for acceptance training; remuneration with stability preparation programs.
In scoring a responses from a association and worker surveys, association formula were weighted formed on a significance ratings supposing by respondents to a worker survey. Approximately half of a sum scoring was formed on worker responses, with a remaining half formed on a consult of a company’s advantages and other programs.
This year’s consult routine was managed by Mari Keefe, Computerworld’s editorial plan manager. Senior facilities editor Tracy Mayor gathered and edited a Best Places to Work in IT 2017 special report.