Finding good developers is not easy. Therefore do Company good to follow their wishes. But what makes developer 2017 happy? 56.000 developers give an answer.
How do you keep good employees?
We are often asked by our customers about how they can keep good employees and how they can win the right new ones.
Based on our study results and experience with thousands of employers and 56.000 developers, we can hold four resolutions to answer the question: What can make 2017 better to make their employees happy?
The thought developer 2016
The latest global Stack Overflow Developer Study has found that most IT professionals globally are "more satisfied" or "satisfied" with their current position (around 73 percent), and most work for a company with up to one hundred employees ,
Despite general satisfaction, twelve percent are actively seeking employment and 61 percent are open to new career challenges - a great opportunity for them CompanyTo use this openness and to gain capable employees for their projects - also from abroad.
Women strong in the bottom
Women are still strongly in the subordinate: Knapp 45 percent of respondents in Germany said that they have no woman in the team and even only around 4 percent of respondents in the study were women.
The average salary of a programmer in Germany with five or more years of experience lies in the area around 53.000 Euro.
What good employees really want
But how do the 4 tips look, which companies should take care of, if you want to win and keep good developers for themselves? An overview of what good employees really want!
Tip 1: Let's learn something new!
Our survey showed that every second programmer (60 percent) would like to write code on a daily basis. As a developer you have to constantly learn to learn new programming languages and coding patterns.
This is also important in order to remain mentally fit and to keep pace with the rapidly developing industry. Whole 68 percent of respondents said they want to learn new technologies in a new position and 59 percent want to develop something completely new.
- Meet this need as an employer and offer your staff training courses and give you more time for your own learning. Some companies free up half or even whole days for their own projects, or invite external experts to share common questions and tutorials.
- Such an openness for free learning should be encouraged in the team - it guarantees the creative creativity potential of the employees and increases the satisfaction at the workplace.
- Also, the conditions should be as simple as possible and the programmers should make the work easier - this alone saves time and nerves. Here, better ways can be found, for example, to write down and preserve the coding sections. At Stack Overflow, for example, we developed a solution: With StackOverflow Documentation, we are working on the world's largest code library, helping developers create, write, and use better-functioning code. As a result, developers are always learning new things.
Tip 2: Working hours - flexible and according to your own rhythm
Since programmers basically only need an Internet connection and a laptop, you can work from anywhere. Whole 56% of the interviewees stated that the compatibility of work and private life is the most important to you.
For this reason, companies must increasingly offer flexible working time models and also create compensation measures for overtime and allow home offices.
Tip 3: Find our (money) values!
Of course, the salary must also be right: Knapp 54 percent of the interviewees called it the second most important factor in the choice of the job. Also here should be the philosophy that one would rather a really good developer for more money hampers than a mediocre, which caused by its work rather problems and delays. Another important point is the team spirit and the company values.
Enterprises should pay attention to motivate them to strengthen their cohesion and, above all, to have defined company values, which as the smallest common denominator can support all employees. Whether you're a unicorn, a rockstar, or an encoding God, your employees should be able to determine, represent, and identify the vision and company values. There must be motivating people sitting in the chef's chef, who can do one thing: listen. This is the key to problem solving and employee satisfaction.
Tip 4: Abolish unrealistic expectations
Expectation management is very important - the programmers know best what is possible and what is not. Companies should formulate their job advertisements more precisely - there is nothing worse than a generic advertisement that appears to be a great position.
In truth, however, it is only a stupid rumgetee of the same coding commands, or the expectations are completely exaggerated and represent the developer before insoluble tasks. It is worth to know and speak the language of the developers so that these gratitude catches up with what is asked.
It is up to the company
Ultimately, it is up to the companies to win the War for Talents, because as long as the deficit in IT persists, developers can choose who they work for and companies have to "apply".
But if these four resolutions are taken into consideration in the new year and the product is right, your IT recruiting is well positioned, for the hard struggle for the coding talents.
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