DHL EXPRESS NAMED AMONG COMPUTERWORLD’S 2017 100 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Press Release: Plantation, Fla. 06/26/2017
- Named among the top 10 in the Large Enterprise category
- Placed 2nd in the top 10 employers in training category, obtained high marks for development, compensation, benefits and work-life balance
- DHL Express receives this recognition for fourth time
DHL, the world’s leading international express shipping company, was named one of IDG Computerworld 2017 Best Places to Work in IT. On the list for the fourth time, DHL placed 9th among large companies evaluated by Computerworld; a total of 100 companies are included in the annual ranking.
Computerworld surveyed 450 US-based organizations with at least 30 IT employees, categorizing DHL Express as a large company with 5,000 or more U.S. employees. Company employees were surveyed on their satisfaction with training and development programs, compensation, benefits, work-life balance and IT department morale to choose the 100 winning organizations.
“At DHL, we know that it all starts with motivated employees, and we are committed to the personal and professional development of our people as well as diversity in the workplace,” said Hank Gibson, CIO for DHL Express Americas. “Being chosen as one of Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT is a great acknowledgement of this commitment and the difference our employees make.”
Computerworld also obtained information from DHL Express management on various topics, including average salary and bonus increases, percentage of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development, and percentages of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions.
DHL Express placed second in the training category because of the company’s number of training days allotted each year and training budget, employee satisfaction with training programs and access to training, satisfaction with reimbursement for certification training and satisfaction with continuing education programs.
Employees at DHL Express, which operates in more than 220 countries and territories, work and interact with people of diverse cultures and skill sets. To drive innovation, motivation and outstanding service to customers in a highly-competitive and dynamic business environment, DHL encourages IT staffers to stay up-to-date on new IT advances, including obtaining new technology certifications and completing training courses based on individual career expectations.
“As technology moves to the strategic center of every business, the ability of the enterprise to attract and retain skilled IT talent has become critically important,” says Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld. “The 100 organizations on our 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list keep their tech employees happy and engaged by offering generous salaries, top-notch benefits, continuous training, and access to cutting-edge technologies. In empowering their tech workforce, these firms gain competitive advantage, and we applaud them for their achievements.”
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals published by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire on company offerings in areas such as benefits, career development, training and retention.