A note from Foundry’s Global Editorial Director:
Thank you for your interest in Computerworld The best place to work in IT.
We’re glad to announce that the best places to work on IT programs are expanding in 2022! As a global company, we want to recognize the achievements of companies around the world. To enable global participation in this popular program, we are making some significant changes this year:
- The survey will be open to all organizations, including 5 or more IT workers and a total of 100 or more employees worldwide.
- This year will not have an employee survey material. Nominated companies will still complete a company survey and be given the opportunity to tell us about their success in multiple areas, including retention and engagement; Diversity, equality, and inclusion; Benefits career development; And training.
- A regional panel of judges consisting of industry leaders inside and outside the computerworld will evaluate entries and confirm honors.
- Honored persons will be recognized within their country and / or region. As in the past, the overall and category awards will be named among the three company size categories.
We are planning to open nomination papers May 31, 2022. We will promote the program online and through social media The FAQ list below answers many questions about participating in the best places to work in IT programs Additional questions can be emailed to [email protected]
We look forward to learning more about what your company is doing to provide the best possible work experience for your IT staff.
– Matt Egan, Global Editorial Director, Foundry
About the best place to work in IT program
ComputerWorld conducts an annual survey to identify the best places for IT professionals to work. We invite readers, PR professionals and other interested parties to nominate companies that they consider to be great employers for IT workers. You can nominate your own company. We then ask the nominated companies to participate in our survey who meet our basic criteria.
For the first time this year, nomination papers will be open for companies outside the United States! We are excited to expand this program, which has a 29-year history in the United States, to companies worldwide. Nominees will be evaluated against other participating companies in their region.
In the best place list, employers are assessed by company size: large companies have 5,000 or more employees; The medium-sized has 1,001 to 4,999 employees; And small companies employ 1,000 or fewer employees.
To be eligible, the company must have one Minimum 5 IT workers. The company must have a minimum of 100 employees. We consider IT workers to be IT workers who provide technical support and services to their own company – or to multiple companies providing IT services through their work. Workers who will * No * Administrative support staff for the IT department, liaison or PR staff for the technology department, IT contractors or those whose primary role will be involved in product development for external sales.
In most cases, we prefer to have parent companies rather than subsidiaries or affiliates, applying for the best places to work on the IT list. However, a subsidiary or affiliate may be eligible, provided that it is a separate entity from the parent company with separate business functions, IT leadership and more. A subsidiary may also be eligible to apply separately if its parent company is a holding company. In this case, the parent company and the subsidiary may be able to apply separately. We encourage companies to fill out the nomination form or contact us at [email protected], and our Best Position Research team will evaluate deposits on a case-by-case basis.
Questions about the best place to work in IT programs can be emailed to [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Survey requirements and qualifications
Does my company have to be nominated to complete the survey?
No. Companies can participate even if they are not nominated Instead of being nominated, please send an email to [email protected] with name and contact information (including email address) who will receive company surveys and other information; We will take care of the rest.
Are the best places to work on the IT list only for public companies?
No. The survey includes private and public companies.
What are the requirements of my company to participate?
Our best places to work on the IT list are:
- Companies must have a minimum of 5 IT workers.
- Companies worldwide must have a minimum of 100 total employees.
- In most cases, we prefer to have parent companies rather than subsidiaries or affiliates, applying for the best places to work on the IT list. However, a subsidiary or affiliate may be eligible, provided that it is a separate entity from the parent company with separate business functions, IT leadership and more. A subsidiary may also be eligible to apply separately if its parent company is a holding company. In this case, the parent company and the subsidiary may be able to apply separately. We encourage companies to fill out the nomination form or contact us at [email protected], and our Best Position Research team will evaluate deposits on a case-by-case basis.
Who should complete the survey?
The survey should be completed by a person familiar with your IT department and your company’s employment statistics, benefits, policies and programs. It could be a human resources representative, a CIO or a corporate public relations representative – or a team of all of the above.
Survey content and methods
What does the company survey ask?
Our online survey raises questions about company benefits, training and development, IT pay changes, percentage of IT staff promotions, IT turnover rates and percentage of female employees in management in the IT department. In addition, we will gather information about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs, remote / hybrid operations, and company growth.
Which employees are considered as “IT workers” in this survey?
Survey answers should be based on IT workers who provide technical support and services to their own company – or to multiple companies through their work in an IT service provider. Employees who will not be included are IT department administrative support staff, staff working in communications or PR for the technology department, IT contractors or those whose primary role is in developing products for external sales.
What if I leave a question blank in the survey?
You cannot leave a question blank if required. The survey requires many questions; The survey process cannot be done without their answer. Answer questions to the best of your ability, including lists or options. If an open-ended / text-based question does not apply to your company, please indicate “NA” for “not applicable.” If you have any questions that you can’t answer completely according to the survey format, you can summarize your answers in an add-on that follows each survey section.
Points will be deducted from the rankings of companies that withhold information used to rank finalists. Answers that are left blank or have unspoken N / S will be treated as 0 (zero).
To be considered, companies must answer questions about the data that runs through our feature stories and graphics. Please see below for the type of information required which is usually shared publicly.
Can I save my survey and return to it at a later date?
Yes. You will be able to save your partially completed survey and save partially completed survey as many times as you need. Please save your unique ID and password to re-enter the survey. When you return to the survey, you will be able to review / change the questions you have already answered. However, we will continue to provide a printer-friendly version of the survey, and we recommend that you complete the survey, then submit your answers online.
How do I send my company information to ComputerWorld?
We only accept company information from online surveys. Write all the information as accurately as possible. Provide the company name, location, web address and other information as you would like it to appear in print.
Can I go to the online survey and get a copy of the survey to review before submitting my company information?
Yes. A printer-friendly version of the 2022 Best Place Company survey for reference can be found here. We encourage participants to complete this version offline before completing the online survey
Printer-friendly copy of 2022 Best Places to Work on IT Company Survey. The best place to work in an IT team
Will ComputerWorld provide a copy of the survey we submitted?
After submitting the survey, ComputerWorld will email you a password-protected link to see the response to your company’s survey.
Is there an employee part of the survey?
An employee will not be part of the survey this year. ComputerWorld decided to make this change to streamline the global engagement process and enable companies to engage with smaller IT departments. Instead of being part of the employee review program, Computerworld will invite a panel of judges consisting of industry experts inside and outside Computerworld to evaluate entries and ensure this year’s honors. More information about the judging panel in each region will be posted here as it will be available
List publication and notification
When will the list of honorees be published?
Computerworld.com will be announcing the best place to work in IT honors at the end.
When do I know if my company is on the list?
A few weeks before the release of ComputerWorld will inform the companies that will be honored as the best place to work in IT in 2022. ComputerWorld’s marketing team contacted the dignitaries to help with the press release.
Is there a timeline I can refer to for survey action items?
Below are the 2022 best places to work on the IT timeline
What information will be shared publicly?
Computerworld tries to avoid printing information that a company may consider competitive. The following information may be publicly displayed:
- Company name
- Total number of employees
- Total number of IT employees
- Percentage of IT employee turnover
- Percentage of IT employee promotion
- Number of training days offered per IT worker
- Information from a 300-word essay that outlines the specialties of your company and IT department
Please note that revenue, overall IT budgets and other sensitive information will not be reported. Such information will only be used for overall formatting or ranking purposes.
What if I have a question that is not answered in this FAQ?
Please email your questions to the following address: [email protected]
In the subject line, please include your company name and be as descriptive as possible for the nature of your search in the subject line.
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