Happy, motivated employees provide the bedrock of success

A satisfied and motivated team is the bedrock of a successful IT department. Many elements can contribute to employee motivation and satisfaction.

A satisfied and motivated team is the bedrock of a successful IT department. Many elements can contribute to employee motivation and satisfaction.

A stimulating and supportive culture, a healthy team spirit, a strong range of benefits that motivate employees, a high level of involvement with the business, and the job satisfaction that comes from working with new technologies and tackling innovative development projects, these are all vital parts of that mix.

To bring all of these elements together in harmony is the challenge for IT managers who are looking to get the best from their teams.

The rewards for those managers who get it right are equally great: a well-managed, happy team is a productive team.

As spending on IT increases and new projects are initiated, the importance to employers of attracting the best staff becomes a vital issue. Those organisations that can attract and retain the most professional and creative staff will be those that enjoy continued success.

The Best Places to Work in IT 2006 awards are dedicated to highlighting and rewarding employment best practice in the IT industry.

They will offer the opportunity for employers to demonstrate why they offer great places for the best people in IT to work, as well as allowing IT professionals to identify potential employers, and easily research great companies to work for.

The aims of the Best Places to Work in IT 2006 awards are:

  • To highlight the importance of IT within UK organisations
  • To encourage and promote employment best practice within UK organisations
  • To reward those companies that take pride in providing the best place to work
  • To build a database of the best companies to work for, online and in print
  • To create an ideal environment for employers to develop and reinforce their brand
  • To provide a pointer for IT professionals to help to find the best home for their talents
  • To provide a means by which companies can differentiate themselves from their competitors.

The Best Places to Work in IT2006 awards will provide a testament to the strength of IT management and the quality of working environment across the best of UK business, both public and private sector.

We look forward to your entry.


Awards sponsors

Atkins plans, designs and enables the delivery of complex infrastructure and buildings for clients in the public and private sectors across the world. Atkins is the largest multi-disciplinary consultancy in Europe; the largest engineering consultancy in the UK; and the fourth largest design firm in the world.

Madison Black
Madison Black is a recruitment consultancy providing permanent and contract IT staff throughout the UK and Europe. Its expertise covers business-critical areas of enterprise planning, IT, finance and executive appointments. Its focus is on recruiting permanent staff in the £40,000 to £150,000 salary range and contractors on competitive rates for long-term assignments.

ReThink Recruitment
With UK coverage from three locations and a team of 45 already on board, ReThink Recruitment has quickly established itself as a serious new option in the IT staffing industry. Clients range from SMEs to large corporates across all sectors, and ReThink's expertise covers all skill sets and job roles. The company only employs knowledgeable IT recruitment consultants with a strong track record.

Spring Technology
Spring Technology is the UK's leading IT staffing services provider with an estimated 20% share of the UK market*. Spring's proven expertise encompasses permanent recruitment, contract staffing, testing services, campaign management and professional consultancy services. It also operates internationally, supporting clients on a global basis. (*Ovum Holway estimate).

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