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.

Computerworld Podcast: Mingis on Tech

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.

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.

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


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