It's survey time
I ran across a little bit of news the other day that might interest some of
you readers, depending on how your career path has been going lately. It seems
a site that's a good source of information on outsourcing in the IT field, has
put up a new survey. They're
looking for respondents for the survey, which evaluates how IT workers are
affected when they move from their company to a service provider in the course
of an IT-oriented outsourcing initiative.
The survey is aimed at both IT staff and management who have been involved in
a trasfer from a company to a service provider. It'll be open until the end of
the year, and they tell me that they hope to learn about the impact IT workers
face as a result of job transfers mandated by outsourcing initiatives in their
companies. Is management honest and upfront about the decision to outsource? How
are compensation and benefits affected by such a transfer? Are there advantages
and disadvantages to working for the service provider vs. the company that is
doing the outsourcing?
The survey should take about ten minutes, and as an added carrot they're
giving away four $25 Amazon gift certificates to participants. Results should be
published in January.
Mike Gunderloy has been developing software for a quarter-century now, and writing about it for nearly as long. He walked away from a .NET development career in 2006 and has been a happy Rails user ever since. Mike blogs at A Fresh Cup.