Why Developer Quit Their Job? Case Study
We were wondering why software developers quit when we had a team meeting last time. One of our team members initiated the process like, “why don’t we ask the developers and see what are they talking about?”.
We came up with few options other than salary because everyone thinks that salary is the main reason people quit jobs and move to the next job.
In our phase 1 case study, we have talked with around 220 developers randomly regardless of their experience level and tech-stack. We found the results quite interesting.
Here we have created a Sankey diagram of “I Quit” reasoning what we have collected so far in our case study phase 1.
Managers play a key role in designing interesting and meaningful jobs that quench his employee’s thirst. When they fail to do so, the employee starts losing interest and starts looking for other opportunities outside. It is always healthy to find talented folks and create the right jobs for them instead of fitting people into existing job vacancies.
Though we have finished our phase 1 successfully, we plan to add more data in coming days to give broader and accurate view on “why developer quit their jobs”.
If you are a software developer and want to share something from your side, please fill this survey: http://bit.ly/i-quit-survey-101
It is always better to stay alarmed and forecast employee behavior instead of looking back to wonder what went wrong later. In general, people leave jobs due to reasons like lack of growth and better career opportunities in a different place that offers a better package. Also, what mainly affects people is the mental comparison of how they are performing versus that of their peers. It pushes them to take decisions regarding life, career, and choices. Work anniversaries, birthdays and large social gatherings cause an onset of thought process and people jump into the job-hunting process higher than ever before.
Also, you can reach us out firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share more details about your last time job change. We are happy to listen to you as always!