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Culture: Why giving your development team more will get you more

We LOVE the C-word.

We’ll be the first to admit it; we have no idea about the everyday life of a Software Development Team. What we do know is how to find the right candidates to build a team and what a candidate looks for when they come to consider a move. We speak to hundreds of candidates every week and one thing they all look for is CULTURE.

Yes, this C-Word – What were you thinking!?

Culture isn’t Friday beers or pool tables, culture is the microcosms of a business. It is how managers treat their staff, how decisions are made, what input the staff can have on the company’s direction, what input they can have into choice of technologies utilised and the freedom to manage their everyday tasks.

The above is not an exhaustive list, admittedly there is more to it, but they are the fundamentals that potential employees look for. Having the ability to work on the latest technology with the newest tools is what gets the person in the door, culture is what keeps them from leaving. Every employee is an asset, no we don’t mean something you can buy or sell; we mean they bring their own unique qualities and experience to make YOUR company better. They deliver on your projects which makes the money to pay everyone’s salary. Think about it, what would happen if your Lead Developer uprooted and left mid-project?

To minimise the risk of staff leaving we have put together a quick guide to get the most out of your development team by making a few tweaks to your office culture!

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