Arlington VA, June 17, 2013 —IDC’s Computerworld has named NRECA as a 2013 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. This year, the 9th year NRECA has made the list,Computerworld ranked NRECA 11th nationwide overall and fourth among small organizations.
NRECA ranked first in the nation for training and retention of IT workers on the survey, and second nationwide for benefits.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
“NRECA takes pride in offering our employees not only competitive benefits but also a close-knit IT community focused on serving our members with new advanced technologies,” said Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of NRECA.
Computerworld singled out NRECA’s commitment to training in explaining the association’s ranking. “Career development is a priority at this Arlington, Va.-based organization, which represents consumer-owned power cooperatives. A mentoring program pairs IT staffers with seasoned leaders, and in 2012, 98% of IT employees attended custom on-site classes and workshops targeting specific areas of technology expertise. Civic-minded employees may use up to three paid days a year to volunteer with a local charity or community group.”