Millennials in IT – Softwire’s first event of the year!
27 April 2015, by Amy Wood
Last week Softwire held their first external event of the year at Shoreditch House, focusing on how to attract and retain the best developers. During our 15 years as a company, Softwire have always placed a great emphasis on attracting the most talented developers to the company and we’ve learnt a lot about how to do this. So we decided that it was time to share some of our knowledge with other tech leaders in the industry.
Zoe our talented MD joined our expert panel with Bill Thompson from BBC Radio’s Click and Daria Taylor co-founder of Talented Heads, to offer some input and advice on how to get the attention of the best developers from the Millennial generation. Softwire are fortunate enough to enjoy a 95% year on year staff retention rate so Zoe was well equipped to offer advice on keeping developers engaged. Daria, who heads up Talented Heads offered input on how to attract newer graduate developers in an increasingly competitive recruitment market, whilst Bill Thompson spoke about what the BBC are currently doing around encouraging younger people to take an interest in careers in technology.
The first of four software development related events this year, the afternoon went well with IT Managers from a great variety of sectors offering their input on the topic. The next event will focus on Project Management and how to create efficient teams of those developers everyone works so hard to attract in the first place.
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