Employees in the Tech Industry Critique Their Companies

by Dora Wang on Sep 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Tech employeesFirst, the good: when it comes to how well managers and companies as a whole are communicating with their employees, the tech industry is doing well.

Companies are doing a much better job at keeping their workforce informed on organizational performance. After a 20% difference last year, the tech industry is now on par with the overall benchmark.

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While there was a slight decline from last year in terms of management transparency, tech employees still rate their leadership higher than employees in other industries do.

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These factors aren’t just nice-to-haves; they’re need-to-haves. Our research has uncovered that transparency from management correlates extremely highly with employee happiness. Workers who feel left in the dark about their organization’s actions or performance suffer a worse workplace experience. In the tech sector, where information is currency, this is paramount.

Unfortunately, employees’ overall opinion of their companies has taken a hit.

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A high-growth industry should be seeing an improvement in this area — not a decline. The responses to this question provide one clue about this dip in ratings: 

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Despite tech employees having clarity from their company leadership, they aren’t necessarily confident in that leadership’s cohesiveness. It’s no surprise then that their confidence in the company as a whole has dropped.

Employees in this industry also express a lack of confidence in the company’s relationships with external stakeholders.

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Overall, it looks like clarity is a relatively strong point in the industry this year. What employees want to see is stronger relationships within their leadership teams and also between the company and outward partners.

 

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This post was written by Dora Wang

Dora is an employee engagement researcher for TINYpulse and managing editor of TINYinstitute. Having grown up in Texas, she is now firmly settled in Seattle, where she spends her free time reading comic books, wrangling her three cats, and (of course) rooting for the Seahawks.

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