Videocast: How top companies keep techies happy

Computerworld editors discuss trends in IT employee compensation, training and benefits at the organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list.


What's hot and what's not among the 100 organizations on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT list for 2016?

Executive news editor Ken Mingis sat down with editor Tracy Mayor and reporter Mary K. Pratt to appraise -- with just a bit of jealousy -- such up-and-coming benefits as paternity leave (hello, Mark Zuckerberg), unlimited vacation, sabbaticals, adoption assistance, elder care and, yes, even optional healthcare coverage for pets.

Pratt, who has interviewed IT professionals at Best Places organizations for many years, delves into the details on what tech employees really want -- money, sure (spot raises, anyone?), but more than that, meaningful projects, a caring work environment and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. Of course, craft beer in the company fridge doesn't hurt either.

Online, the Best Places search and sort tool has been enhanced this year, so would-be job-shoppers can ID the firms that offer the most paid time off after one or 10 years of service, and find organizations that pay the highest percentage of their employees' healthcare premiums. As always, our interactive map helps you zoom in on Best Places near you -- or near where you'd like to be.

If you're ready to make a move to one of the 100 top employers, each organization's online profile includes a link directly to its careers page, for easy browsing of open positions. If you already work at a great place for techies, grab some glory for you and your team: Nominate your organization for next year's Best Places to Work in IT list.

Next: How we chose the Best Places to Work in IT 2016

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