In current research conducted by Netokracija and Hacking HR, software engineers responded to the survey What do software engineers expect from Croatian employers, and we were named one of the top 20 employers in Croatia according to their choice. Here are some results from the survey:
85% of respondents were men and 15% were women, and 85% of them were employed permanently. The majority of respondents (52%) have been working for the current employer between 1 and 4 years, and 35% of them found out about their current job through a recommendation. 78% of respondents stated that they most often get information about potential employers through friends and colleagues, and nearly half of them (47%) say they would recommend their current employer to someone.
One of the key questions of the research was what a “better offer” means for engineers, which might lead them to leave their current job and look for a new employer. For 78% of respondents, the main reason would be a better salary, followed by 47% that stated it would be for better benefits. However, the immediately following reasons are a greater opportunity for learning and development, more interesting and challenging projects, remote work and greater possibility of advancement.
There is also data from the survey that highlights the importance of employer branding – as many as 28% of candidates would accept the same or lower salary than the employer of their first choice.
Every company has its benefits, and it’s important to communicate them the right way to the right people, and for Bornfight, it’s our mindset and culture that differentiates us the most from other development companies. Something that we’re proud of is transparency and our seniority system for professional development, which we published at the beginning of 2020. As we made our salary ranges public and available for anyone, we brought a completely new value to our current and future employees, and we inspired some other companies to do the same. Other than that, being surrounded by many creative individuals who are passionate and determined to get the best out of everything, and are always there to help you and support you every step of the way — that is the best part of being a part of our team.
We’re proud to be recognized in the dev community, and for us, this is proof that we’re moving in the right direction. We’ll strive to be even better in the future and create new values both for our clients and our employees.
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