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 22 Jan 2018

Retaining .NET developers, whether permanent or contract, is as vital as recruiting new hires, as retention can often be the more cost effective solution. In this blog we give some tips on how you can retain the best developers in your team.

Recruiting top talent is never easy. Especially when every other company is tripping over themselves to tempt your best developer to jump ship.

Speaking as a recruiter, we know all about the .NET talent market across the UK. Developers are in demand.

Even junior .NET developers, happy in their roles, are fielding calls, emails and LinkedIn messages asking them whether they would be tempted to go elsewhere. According to Stack Overflow research, 65% of developers are open to hearing about career opportunities at other companies. For the right price, we believe almost anyone can be encouraged to consider a new role.

However, taking a leap is always a risk and money is never the only factor.

After years working in recruitment, we know employees don't look elsewhere purely for the money. A few hundred or thousand extra every year is only appealing when staff aren't happy in their current role.

Let’s look at why developers leave and what you can do to prevent your top talent working for a competitor.

Why Developers Leave

 

  • Badly managed or poor relationship with supervisors.


It’s an often-repeated expression that people don't leave companies; they leave people. Line managers are the primary touchpoint that everyone has with a company. If you’ve got a manager who isn’t performing, the team will suffer, and staff will, without fail, look elsewhere.
 

  • Know what your developers want.


Businesses approach projects with the mindset that once the objective is achieved everyone is happy and you can move onto the next one. Revenue, sales and happy clients are important for every business.

But have you stopped to ask what your developers enjoy about specific projects? Or what they want to do more often? Are they stretching themselves, solving problems and learning, or are they getting fed up of solving problems that others created, such as a badly written codebase?


To find out more on why developers are leaving your organisation and what you can do to prevent it, Download our e-book by clicking the below image.
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Also included in the document:

  • How To Write A Job Advert That Attracts Your Target Audience
  • Why Candidates Are Rejecting Your Job Offers
  • Why You Should Your Developers To Pursue a Side Hustle

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