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Principal again named to Computerworld’s list of Best Places to Work in IT

DES MOINES, Iowa--()--IDG's Computerworld named Principal Financial Group® a 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their information technology (IT) staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

Principal® ranks 16th among large companies on the 2016 Computerworld list. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention.

“Digital strategies are an increasing portion of Principal’s overall business strategy,” said Gary Scholten, executive vice president and chief information officer at Principal. “Having an environment in which our IT professionals can excel in delivering on our digital strategies while gaining comfort with their own financial wellness is critical to Principal’s success.”

Principal was again named to Computerworld’s list because of the exceptional development opportunities, close business/IT alignment, outstanding benefits and a progressive work environment emphasizing flexibility and achievement of meaningful work/life balance.

"The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About Principal®
Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals – offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. To find out more, visit us at principal.com.

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Contacts

Principal
Hillary Gebert, 515-246-4942
gebert.hillary@principal.com

Contacts

Principal
Hillary Gebert, 515-246-4942
gebert.hillary@principal.com