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January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 (San Francisco) – Research into the 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology, announced today by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, reveals that tech companies struggling to create an inclusive workplace should foster an environment where each employee can be their own authentic self, regardless of their age, gender, race, or what they do within the organization.
Up to 30 percent of tech workers feel they can’t be themselves at work. That feeling reduces employee innovation, effort, and retention.
Employees at winning cultures are 6x more likely to recruit their friends on behalf of their company. Overall, best workplaces see half the voluntary turnover of peer companies. Employee recommendations and lower turnover help nurture a diverse workplace.
View the top 40 workplaces at Greatplacetowork.com
“Many companies offer great experiences such shark tank sessions and hackathons,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “But the best tech companies offer meaningful experiences relevant to their organization that resonate with every employee, creating a culture that welcomes all into every program, tapping into the unique genius of every person.”
Great Place to Work surveyed more than 79,000 employees across the information technology industry, assessing 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members and disabled employees.
About the Best Workplaces in Technology
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents. Follow Great Place to Work on Twitter at @GPTW_US.