Has your IT department been nominated?
IT managers whose departments have been put forward for Computer Weekly's Best Places to Work in IT Awards must make sure to return the forms ready for judging
Computer Weekly's quest to find the best places to work in the IT industry is now in full swing.
Hundreds of departments from across the UK have been nominated as part of the Best Places to Work in IT Awards - the most extensive assessment of IT workplaces in the UK, with equal opportunities for both large and small companies to benefit.
The aim of the awards is to identify and highlight employment best practice by asking how departments create a positive working environment, what opportunities exist for IT staff for continued professional development, and how departments promote healthy work/life balance.
Entry forms have been sent to the IT managers of all nominated departments to complete and submit. These forms must be returned by Friday 28 October 2005 for judging by 30 senior industry figures from the UK's major professional IT organisations.
Past winners have found the award boosted morale and raised the IT department's profile.
The shortlist will be announced in Computer Weekly in January. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Park Lane Hotel, London on 1 March at which government CIO Ian Watmore will be the keynote speaker.
If you have been nominated, make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to have your department recognised by your peers. Don't forget to return the completed form by Friday 28 October 2005.