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A observe from Foundry’s International Editorial Director:

Thanks on your curiosity in Computerworld’s Finest Locations to Work in IT.

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We’re excited to announce that the Finest Locations to Work in IT program is increasing in 2022! As a worldwide firm we wish to acknowledge the achievements of corporations everywhere in the world. To allow worldwide participation on this well-liked program, we’re making some important adjustments this yr:

  • The survey might be open to all corporations with 5 or extra IT workers, and 100 or extra whole workers worldwide.
  • There won’t be an worker survey part this yr. Nominated corporations will nonetheless full an organization survey and be given the chance to inform us about their successes in a number of areas, together with retention and engagement; range, fairness, and inclusion; advantages; profession growth; and coaching.
  • Regional panels of judges consisting of business leaders inside and outdoors of Computerworld will consider entries and ensure the honorees.
  • Honorees might be acknowledged inside their nation and/or area. As up to now, total and class awards might be named inside three firm dimension classes.

We’re planning to open nominations on Might 31, 2022. We’ll be selling this system on-line and by way of social media. The FAQ list beneath solutions many questions on collaborating within the Finest Locations to Work in IT program. Extra questions will be emailed to [email protected].

We sit up for studying extra about what your group is doing to supply the absolute best work expertise on your IT workers.

— Matt Egan, International Editorial Director, Foundry

In regards to the Finest Locations to Work in IT program

Computerworld conducts an annual survey to determine one of the best locations to work for IT professionals. We invite readers, PR professionals and different events to appoint corporations they take into account nice employers for IT staff. Chances are you’ll nominate your personal firm. We then ask these nominated corporations that meet our fundamental standards to take part in our survey.

This yr for the primary time, nominations might be open for corporations exterior of the US! We’re excited to increase this program, which has a 29-year historical past in the US, to corporations worldwide. Nominees might be evaluated towards different collaborating corporations of their area.

The employers within the Finest Locations checklist are evaluated by firm dimension: Giant corporations have 5,000 or extra workers; midsize have between 1,001 and 4,999 workers; and small corporations make use of 1,000 or fewer staff.

To be eligible, corporations will need to have a minimal of 5 IT workers. Firms will need to have a minimal of 100 whole workers. We take into account IT workers to be these IT staff who present expertise assist and companies to their very own firm — or to a number of corporations by way of their work at an IT service supplier. Staff who would *not* be included are administrative assist employees for the IT division, employees who work in communications or PR for the expertise division, IT contractors, or these employees whose main function is in product growth for out of doors gross sales.

Most often, we choose to have the guardian firm, relatively than subsidiaries or associates, apply for the Finest Locations to Work in IT checklist. Nonetheless, a subsidiary or affiliate could also be eligible, offering that it stands out as a separate entity from the guardian firm, with separate enterprise features, IT management and so forth. A subsidiary may be eligible to use individually if its guardian firm is a holding firm. In these instances, the guardian firm and subsidiary could possibly apply individually. We encourage corporations to finish the nomination kind or contact us at [email protected], and our Finest Locations analysis group will consider the submissions on a case-by-case foundation.

Questions in regards to the Finest Locations to Work in IT program will be emailed to [email protected].

Regularly requested questions

Survey necessities and eligibility

Does my firm need to be nominated to finish the survey?

No. Firms might take part even when they weren’t nominated. In lieu of a nomination, please ship an e-mail to [email protected] with the title and speak to info (together with e-mail handle) of the person who ought to obtain the corporate survey and different info; we’ll maintain the remainder.

Does the Finest Locations to Work in IT checklist embody public corporations solely?

No. The survey consists of personal in addition to public corporations.

What standards should my firm meet to take part?

To be thought-about for our Finest Locations to Work in IT checklist:

  • Firms will need to have a minimal of 5 IT workers.
  • Firms will need to have a minimal of 100 whole workers worldwide.
  • Most often, we choose to have the guardian firm, relatively than subsidiaries or associates, apply for the Finest Locations to Work in IT checklist. Nonetheless, a subsidiary or affiliate could also be eligible, offering that it stands out as a separate entity from the guardian firm, with separate enterprise features, IT management and so forth. A subsidiary may be eligible to use individually if its guardian firm is a holding firm. In these instances, the guardian firm and subsidiary could possibly apply individually. We encourage corporations to finish the nomination kind or contact us at [email protected], and our Finest Locations analysis group will consider the submissions on a case-by-case foundation.

Who ought to full the survey?

A person aware of employment statistics, advantages, insurance policies and packages of your IT division and your organization ought to full the survey. This could possibly be a human sources consultant, a CIO or company PR consultant — or a group of all of the above.

Survey contents and procedures

What does the corporate survey ask?

Our on-line survey consists of questions on corporations’ advantages, coaching and growth, IT wage adjustments, p.c of IT workers promoted, IT turnover charges, and the proportion of ladies workers in administration in IT departments. As well as, we are going to accumulate details about range, fairness and inclusion (DEI) packages, distant/hybrid working, and firm development.

Which workers are thought-about “IT staff” on this survey?

Solutions to the survey ought to be based mostly on these IT staff who present expertise assist and companies to their very own firm — or to a number of corporations by way of their work at an IT service supplier. Staff who would not be included are administrative assist employees for the IT division, employees who work in communications or PR for the expertise division, IT contractors, or these employees whose main function is in product growth for out of doors gross sales.

What occurs if I go away a query clean on the survey?

You may’t go away a query clean whether it is required. Most of the questions on the survey are required; the survey cannot be processed if they are not answered. Please reply to one of the best of your potential for questions with lists or choices included. If any open-ended/textual content based mostly questions aren’t relevant to your organization, please point out “NA” for “not relevant.” If there’s a query you possibly can’t reply totally given the format of the survey, you might briefly clarify your solutions in an addendum area that follows every survey part.

Firms that withhold info used to rank the finalists could have factors deducted from their rating. Solutions which can be left clean or have unexplained N/As might be assumed to be 0 (zero).

Firms should present solutions to questions associated to information we run in our characteristic story and graphics in an effort to be thought-about. Please see beneath for the kinds of required info which can be usually shared publicly.

Can I save my survey and are available again to it at a later date?

Sure. It is possible for you to to save lots of your partially accomplished survey and may save {a partially} accomplished survey as many instances as essential. Please save your distinctive ID and password to re-enter the survey. If you return to the survey, it is possible for you to to evaluation/modify questions that you’ve got already answered. Nonetheless, we are going to proceed to supply a printer-friendly model of the survey, and we suggest that you simply full this survey, then enter your solutions on-line.

How ought to I ship my firm’s info to Computerworld?

We settle for firm info from the web survey solely. Please enter all information as precisely as attainable. Present firm title, location, net handle and different info, as you want to it to seem in print.

Can I get a replica of the survey to evaluation earlier than I’m going to the web survey and submit my firm’s info?

Sure. A printer-friendly model of the 2022 Finest Locations firm survey will be seen right here, for reference. We encourage members to finish this model offline earlier than filling out the web survey.

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Printer-friendly copy of the 2022 Finest Locations to Work in IT firm survey. Finest Locations to Work in IT Workforce

Will Computerworld present us with a replica of our submitted survey?

Upon survey submission, Computerworld will e-mail you a password-protected hyperlink to view your organization’s survey responses.

Is there an worker portion to the survey?

This yr there’ll NOT be an worker survey portion to the survey. Computerworld determined to make this transformation to streamline the method for international participation and to allow corporations with smaller IT departments to take part. In lieu of the worker survey portion of this system, Computerworld might be inviting a panel of judges consisting of business consultants from each inside and outdoors of Computerworld to guage entries and ensure this yr’s honorees. Extra details about the judging panels in every area might be posted right here because it turns into obtainable.

Listing publication and notification

When will the checklist of honorees be revealed?

The Finest Locations to Work in IT honorees might be introduced in late fall on Computerworld.com.

When can I discover out if my firm is on the checklist?

Computerworld will notify corporations that might be honored as a 2022 Finest Place to Work in IT a number of weeks upfront of publication. Computerworld’s advertising group contacts honorees to supply help with press releases.

Is there a timeline to which I can refer for survey motion objects?

Under is the 2022 Finest Locations to Work in IT timeline.

What info might be shared publicly?

Computerworld tries to keep away from printing info that an organization might take into account aggressive. The next info might seem publicly:

  • Firm title
  • Location
  • Trade
  • Web site
  • Whole variety of workers
  • Whole variety of IT workers
  • Share of IT worker turnover
  • Share of IT worker promotions
  • Variety of coaching days supplied per IT worker
  • Info from a 300-word essay outlining what’s particular about your organization and IT division

Please observe that income, total IT price range and different delicate info won’t be reported. Such info might be used solely in combination format or for rating functions.

What if I’ve a query that was not answered on this FAQ?

Please e-mail your inquiries to the next handle: [email protected].

Within the topic line, please embody your organization title and be as descriptive as attainable within the topic line as to the character of your inquiry.

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