Computerworld Names Workiva a Best Place to Work in IT
Excerpt from "Best Places to Work in IT," first published on computerworld.com, June 17, 2019, by Julia King and Computerworld staff and contributors.
This is the 26th year that Computerworld has surveyed large, midsize and small organizations across the U.S. to find out which ones are the Best Places to Work in IT. Quite simply, the benefits and amenities that companies offer as they compete to hire and retain the top IT professionals in the workforce keep expanding. The best places provide more training, better health insurance options, more generous retirement-fund matching, more flexible time off policies and better office environments that encourage collaboration.
In January 2019, organizations received a 52-question company survey asking about average salary and bonus increases, percentage of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development and the percentage of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions. In addition, information was collected on the employer’s retention programs, methods of rewarding outstanding performances and benefits ranging from elder care and child care to flextime and reimbursement for college tuition and the costs of earning technology certifications.
Upon completion of the company survey, participating organizations selected a random sample of employees from their U.S.-based full- and part-time IT staffs for participation in an employee survey. Topics covered in the employee survey included satisfaction with compensation and benefits, training and development programs and work/life balance. In addition, employees were asked to rate employee morale in the IT department, the importance of various benefits and their level of agreement with a variety of statements on topics ranging from career growth to management’s fair and equal treatment of employees.
Workiva (NYSE:WK) ranked #22 on the list of midsize companies this year. Workiva was selected for its state-of-the-art collaboration workspaces, adaptable work hours, telecommuting, continuing education opportunities and high-quality office amenities.
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