Great Place to Work® announces the UK’s first ranking of the best IT companies to work for
17th Oct 2017
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London, 17th October 2017
Great Place to Work®, a research consultancy specialising in workplace cultures, today announced the publication of the first ranking of the best IT organisations to work for in the UK.
Drawn from the UK’s Best Workplaces™ ranking, the 31 organisations on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in IT list range from large organisations such as Salesforce, Adobe and Cisco to small consultancies such as Foundation SP, World Wide Technology and Computer Task Group. Regardless of size, what they all have in common is an engaged workforce motivated and committed to delivering the organisation’s goals and where innovation, critical to the IT sector, is encouraged and rewarded through a range of initiatives.
Not only does the IT sector face issues common to many other sectors such as the recruitment and retention of talent, it faces its own challenges, including the difficulty in attracting women – only 25% of the workforce are women compared to the national average of 47% - and the constant need for innovation. What these 31 organisations show is that with the right approach – developing a culture that’s right for them and investing in their people, they are better placed to withstand and thrive in the face of those challenges.
74% of IT Best Workplaces showed a profit in the latest fiscal period, compared to just 50% of organisations across all sectors who weren’t ranked as a Best Workplace™
The report also shows examples of what the best-in-class IT organisations are doing to address the challenges of recruiting more women and fostering and maintaining a culture of innovation – practices that any sector can learn from.
Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.
We share our learnings through our research and publications at national, regional and global level, as well as through conferences and events.