WASHINGTON DC –AARP’s IT department has been recognized for their commitment to workplace excellence by Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016. Computerworldannually gives the award to organizations that feel they challenge their IT staff, while providing great benefits and competitive compensation. This year AARP ranked No. 16 among midsize organizations.
“Enabling innovation is a core value in AARP’s IT department and we are always looking for new and better ways to drive business transformation, increase internal collaboration, standardize our approach, and provide consistency of service back to the
“The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”
Featured AARP IT initiatives include launching the first mobile innovation app for collecting ideas (wherever and whenever they come) across the organization, brainstorming spaces, and employee training across the division on “the innovation mindset and framework.” Regular leadership open forums, as well as book clubs, food drives, peer recognition programs, paid day off for living the culture, the “You’ve Been Spotted” peer recognition program, lunches with leadership, culture social media sites, performance management tied to cultural values, and meeting-free Fridays to support thinking,
AARP leadership is committed to educating IT employees to help them better understand the business, mission, and how their work fits in with business goals.
For more information about Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016 please visit:http://www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2016/
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial
About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business
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