Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Why Diversity and Innovation Play a Role in Becoming a Great Tech Company - FORTUNE

by  Sarah Lewis-Kulin,Jessica Rohman
Originally published: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Fortune.com

People in the tech world don’t just want to make something of their careers. They want to make something new. That’s why an innovative culture remains essential for attracting employees with the skills that bring new technologies to life. At the same time, the most respected employers in this sector know their growth depends on the development of all team members to their fullest creative potential.

In 2017, that takes more than a break-room kegerator or an office dodgeball league. Many job candidates have long grown accustomed to the lavish perks that once turned heads at large tech headquarters. At the Best Workplaces in Technology—recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune—robust benefits complement deeper organizational values that prioritize employee support and development. People working for the winning businesses, for example, were more likely than those at peer companies to say they’re offered training and other opportunities to enrich their careers. They were also more likely to say they feel good about the ways their organizations contribute to the community.