Well-being among IT Employees Working Remotely: Post Covid-19 Reality from the Perspective of IT Industry
Purpose: The main goal of the article is to explore and analyse the well-being among IT employees working remotely and provides some practical implications for employer branding and virtual teams management in the post-covid reality. Design/Methodology/Approach: Researchers were particularly interested in the IT industry as being extremely competitive in terms of maintaining job satisfaction of its employees. The quantitative research was administered in September 2021, on a group of 1,889 remote workers from the seven Polish branches of the international IT corporation, which is one of the biggest employers in the Polish IT industry. Findings: Although the majority of enterprises in Poland in IT Industry do not implement well-being strategies the implication indicates that the overall level of well-being of employees in remote work is high. Additionally the research indicates that the well-being programs should be developed by companies to maintain the high level of remote workers’ well-being in three dimensions, mental, social and physical. Practical implications: This paper recommends companies to invest in well-being that according to managers’ assessment has a significant impact on their sustainable development. The pandemic-induced dramatic large-scale transition to remote work, and provides an opportunity to learn about how this way of working affects employees' well-being. The authors concluded that employer branding strategies should be revised and include a new perspective of remote workers’ well-being needs. Originality/Value: This research contributes to enrich the theoretical framework for the Polish context regarding well-being among IT employees and it allows contrasting the evidence with other studies at national levels.