SingleStore Survey: Company Culture Is a Top Priority for IT Professionals in a Post-Pandemic World

Survey Also Reveals That Majority of IT Professionals Want to Work for and do Business with Companies with a Social conscience

San Francisco, CA - July 12, 2021 – Workplace culture is a top consideration for IT professionals looking for an employer, according to a new survey released today by SingleStore, the world’s fastest unified database for data-intensive applications . The survey of more than 500 U.S.- based IT also found that a strong majority care about social justice issues, and make decisions about where they work and do business accordingly.

“The pandemic and social upheavals of last year gave many of us an opportunity to reevaluate our lives and priorities. The IT community is no exception,” said Raj Verma, SingleStore CEO. “The survey speaks to what a profound effect these events had on IT professionals. Yes, they spend a lot of time behind computers, but that doesn’t stop them from caring about or deeply engaging with social issues.”

According to the survey, IT professionals are most interested in employers with an open, innovative company culture. Ranked in order of importance, the top five things IT professionals most care about in a potential employer include:

  1. A strong company culture, with easycommunication, space to ask questions, and importantcompany-wide emails about important social issues andevents

  2. An innovative remote work culture, withthings like banned-screen days and long weekends

  3. The ability to work remotely

  4. A liberal work culture or CEO

  5. An emphasis on diversity and inclusion

Engagement with social justice issues was another top consideration among IT professionals: 80% said they are more likely to work with a company that is vocal about social justice issues, and three-quarters (75%) said a company’s stance—or lack of a stance—on social issues like Black Lives Matter (BLM) influences their decision to purchase technology from that company.

Social justice came up again when asked what would cause them to leave their current jobs. The top three reasons were:

  1. Lack of communication
  2. Poor leadership
  3. Not vocal about social issues like BLM and women’s rights

“A diverse community provides fertile ground for people to learn, adapt, improve and thrive. But a diverse work culture is impossible without a social conscience,” added Verma. “We believe that diversity unlocks creativity, and we’re committed to celebrating both every day through the SingleStore Diversity Council and other important initiatives.”

The SingleStore unified database enables fast analytics on any data, anywhere, to support organizations’ analytics and customer experiences. This distributed SQL database supports transactions and analytics; handles structured, unstructured and semi-structured data; and works in public clouds, on-premises environments and hybrid deployments.

The company is also proudly committed to a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion.

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