All the IT departments that have made it onto the Best Places shortlist have demonstrated their leadership in creating stimulating working environments, projects, training and benefits packages which attract and retain staff.
Many of these initiatives will be reported by Computer Weekly over the coming weeks, to share employment best practice and outline ways in which departments can improve staff retention and provide productivity benefits to the business.
Computer Weekly launched the Best Places to Work in IT Awards in 2003. More than 180 IT professionals gathered at the first awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s top IT departments.
Entries for this year’s awards were of a very high standard, making competition particularly tough. The core judging criteria were positive working environment, continued professional development, evidence of work/life balance, and equal opportunities.
The winners of the Best Places to Work in IT Awards will be announced at a gala lunch at The Park Lane Hotel, London on 2 March. Places are limited, so to secure your table contact Teresa Murphy: 020-8652 3887 email@example.com or book online at www.computerweekly.com/bestplacestowork/book.asp
This was first published in January 2005