Fargo, N.D. — IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld named Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) to 2021 list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology. BCBSND was recognized number 23 among small organization on the Best Places to Work in IT list. This award recognized the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.
Insider Pro and Computerworld from IDF conduct an annual survey to identify the 100 best places to work for IT. Nominees were asked to provide statistical data on employment as well as benefits and program information for the IT department and entire organization.
In January of 2021, candidates were provided a 52-question survey to complete. Topics covered in the employee survey included satisfaction with compensation and benefits, training and development programs, and work/life balance. Nominations were accepted in November out of 202 qualified organizations. These qualifications included:
- 300 total employees or more
- U.S. headquarters
- Minimum of 30 IT employees in the U.S.
- 50% of IT employees based in the U.S.
“Despite the overwhelming obstacles the pandemic has created for many businesses, IT has managed to thrive and, in fact, become more essential in the workplace. Attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain technology has never been more critical,” said Kate Hoy, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list have been able to foster nimble and flexible work environments—while continuing to keep competitive compensation and benefits steady. Additionally, they foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”
Mike Error, vice president of IT and chief information officer at BCBSND, says, “Making it on this list is a great honor and recognition for BCBSND. I am proud of all the hard work everyone in the IT department does to make this place so special.”
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
BCBSND (www.BCBSND.com) was founded in 1940 with the mission to provide members with affordable access to health care across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), BCBSND is committed to transforming care and health across the state to improve outcomes, lower cost trends and make it easier to shop, buy and use health care coverage. Members have access to unmatched local service and to a comprehensive network of health care providers across the state, the nation and in 200 countries.
About Insider Pro
Insider Pro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and 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, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.