The Insider Pro and Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT award recognizes the 100 top organizations that challenge IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. This year, Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK) ranked #12, up from #22 on the top 25 mid-sized companies. This is Workiva’s fourth consecutive year to be recognized.
The Workiva IT team is the driving force behind the company's success, providing essential service and support to employees and customers around the world.
As part of the 2021 awards, Insider Pro and Computerworld, also recognized Workiva as the #1 workplace for employee retention.
The article reports: Inevitably, leadership plays a big role in generating and maintaining a culture that keeps staff challenged, engaged, respected and inspired. For Workiva, our top ranked company in staff retention (ranked #12 in medium size companies), culture appears to be the foundation for its success.
A software-as-a-service company based in Iowa, Workiva claims it has established a results-driven culture that empowers employees to take and own action. “IT employees are encouraged to make their position or role their own - this is a true luxury that any entrepreneurial-minded employee can appreciate, and a key to employee retention,” says one employee.
“Despite the overwhelming obstacles the pandemic has created for many businesses, IT has managed to thrive and in fact, become more essential in the workplace. Attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain technology has never been more critical,” said Kate Hoy, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list have been able to foster nimble and flexible work environments – while continuing to keep competitive compensation and benefits steady. Additionally, they foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.