3 Reasons Why Developers Are Leaving Your Company

Finding tech talent is a sticking point no company can avoid.

Then, once a promising tech candidate is finally hired, another problem arises: how does a business promote teamwork and company culture? How does a business encourage personal growth? How does a business cultivate loyalty? In other words — how does a business make developers want to stay?

The average employee changes jobs 12 times over his or her career. It’s safe to say that this average is higher in the tight, competitive tech job market.

Many companies (wrongly) consider financial compensation to be the unique factor in gaining staff loyalty. However, salary (while certainly an area of significant interest) is not the only reason a developer might be tempted to go looking for greener grass. Other quality-oriented criteria weigh in the balance of developer wellbeing.

Yep, there are a whole heap of reasons that could nudge a developer towards leaving your company. Understanding and addressing the following issues could help you lower your turnover rate and lessen the strain on the dynamics of your technical team:

1. Lack of challenge

Developers love a good challenge. In fact, we found that 68% of developers consider “learning new things” to be the most important part of their job.

Developers love a good challenge. Bored programmers will go looking elsewhere.

Sure, developers will be attracted by the tools and technologies they’ll be using day to day. However, routine, unchallenging work — even if it is on trendy new applications or using state of the art technology — can demotivate more programmers than you might think.

Learning new things and a sense of personal improvement are essential. A lot of developers are motivated by the opportunity to quench their thirst to learn. They want to use their imagination and solve complex problems.

2. Lack of recognition

Software developers are still severely unappreciated.

Due to business imperatives and a cloudy understanding of what they do, programmers’ roles are often underrated and reduced to operational tasks. Tech teams aren’t seen as the money earners of the business, as opposed to commercial teams who get a lot more attention (considered the breadwinners of an organization).

Yet, developers and their creativity are at the core of product innovation — and it goes without saying, innovation is a driver of growth.

Read on at www.codingame.com.