For some time, social discourse has dominated sustainability issues. When talking about sustainability, we are no longer talking about counting the carbon footprint or green transport. ESG is a kind of contemporary life philosophy which, in addition to environmental (environmental) and corporate governance (government) issues, raises social issues, i.e., inter alia, examines workplaces and employee satisfaction with a given company/industry.

A variety of surveys are being carried out around the world to check the employee’s satisfaction and well-being, as well as ‘controls’, to the organisation, its codes, regulations, reskilling or upskilling programmes.

The study prepared by HearMe and Bitnoise addresses the well-being of IT workers. What is extremely important as this sector has already worked remotely in the pre-pandemic times, which in fact has a very strong impact on well-being, especially as the technology industry, due to the limited number of professionals, is very competitive among employers.

On the other hand, as the research partner points out, the IT industry is most likely to open up to change and not to be afraid to address difficult topics, and it also favours peer-to-peer relationships. Adding a common belief that it is people who build the successes of companies and are (and certainly should be) the most important part of any organisation – this report – to look further and explore the actual level of mental well-being of workers in the IT sector. Check whether the high level of competence of professionals in the sector is proportionate to satisfaction.

The aim of the report is to spread the topic of workers’ mental health, so the subject of the report covers, inter alia, aspects such as stress, motivation, concentration, as well as the most common problems in the workplace, including workers’ and employers’/employers’ awareness of mental health.

118 tech professionals participated in the survey, more than half of whom work in senior positions. The surveys were collected online.

The data presented in the report describing the well-being of workers in the IT sector illustrates the industry as competitive. The IT industry, in order to attract the best talents, continues to improve its already forerunners in some areas of activity – in the context of benefits, management styles or improvements in the working environment. It is an industry that is willing to implement new solutions, verifying how it affects workers in the long term.

Almost 75 % of the workers in the tech sector stress that, when working in a team, they are expected to receive support from whom (very frequent and frequent); only 1.6 % of respondents replied that they never received such support.

The same is true for such an important but often overlooked aspect, i.e. appreciation – more than 60 % of respondents replied that they are often and very often appreciated in the current workplace, and again less than 2 % replied that they never.

In the second step, questions about concentration and fatigue problems after the end of the working day appear to be answered, with only less than 2 % of respondents saying that they are never couched, and around 30 % stress that such situations occur frequently.

The report clearly shows that the activities carried out by IT companies affecting workers’ well-being are working.

Respondents point to overall well-being and job satisfaction, as well as to the absence of more serious mental health problems. At the same time, professionals declare that mental well-being tools are important and needed for them and have a direct impact on their well-being.

The dynamic development of the IT sector and the continued need to increase the level of competences, which are very often highly specialised, may also lead to increasing pressure, as well as new or currently marginalised challenges.

We invite you to read the report and analyse the answers to the questions raised in different areas of well-being.