During my consulting years, I’ve come across many corporate clients who faced difficulties with building engineering teams. They struggled despite having a dedicated team of internal recruiters and running recruitment drives all year round.
One of them, a local telco, has had a 11-month median tech tenure. Tech employees stayed for 11 months in the company on average.
No matter how good your sourcing effort is, it will become undone if you can’t retain those you have hired.
To smaller companies, it is costly having to constantly recruit to fill vacancies.
Therefore it is important to have a retention strategy in your mind, while you are recruiting to build a tech team.