Every year, the PROTECH workforce and leadership surveys offer insight into workforce trends, including motivating factors for job seekers. No matter what a candidate may answer as their reason for leaving or considering new roles, it always boils down to one simple thing: happiness.
In the past, we’ve discussed the vast benefits of diversity within tech teams – including gender and racial diversity. Various studies indicate that companies with good diversity perform better than companies that are less diverse. However, a conversation that seems to still be needed is the importance of multi-generational teams.
If you do want to succeed as a tech manager and perhaps make the progression into the role of a CIO or CTO one day, here are some skills that are critical to develop for success.
The point is that technology is critical in today’s business world and when you can’t make the hires you need when you need them, things can go spectacularly wrong. Although there’s no guarantee that great candidate will take your offer, here are some common hiring mistakes that can negatively affect your hiring success.
Think tech employees want fancy coffee machines, nap pods, ping pong tables and beer on tap? Your employees are smart enough to see through the charade – perks like these are designed to keep employees at work. Here’s perks they actually want.
You need to hire – which means you’re growing (awesome) , you lost a great employee to a competitor (not so great) or the person you had hired for the role just wasn’t the right fit (painful). Turnover, for whatever reason, is one of the most dreaded things in any organization. Losing a valued employee to another company or having to replace a hire that didn’t work out can be extremely costly, with many studies calculating the cost at 1.5-2x the departing person’s yearly salary. How can losing a single employee be this expensive? Here’s just a few of the costs associated with turnover…