Wednesday, September 21, 2005

IT employers catching a clue?

Cynicism knows no bounds for Dilbert aficionados, but it just may be that employers are finally starting to wise up to what their IT workers want. As the linked Computerworld article discusses, people rarely gain a feeling of satisfaction from salaries or bonuses.

Compensation is more a dissatisfier than a satisfier
   --Brian LeClaire, VP & CTO, Humana Inc.
Far more important is that employees feel that they are valued by and valuable to their organization, and this includes feeling secure that they won't be fired as soon as the company decides that outsourcing their job will save a penny. The other thing they want is reasonable working hours. But (the main point of the article), to know what people really want, you need to do one special thing: ask them.

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