As the technology industry changes, engineers and companies are continually challenged to keep pace.
Recently, it has become clear that in order for organizations to achieve strategic initiatives as well as keep their employees engaged, both R&D and L&D departments must be aligned and work closely with one another.
According to go2HR.ca, up to 40 percent of employees leave their jobs within the first year. Staff turnover is expensive–several studies report that the cost of replacing an employee averages six to nine months’ salary. In other words, to replace a developer earning $130,000/year could cost the company between $65,000 and $95,000 in recruiting and training costs!
In 2014, DevelopIntelligence conducted the industry’s first developer learning survey, which yielded valuable insights into the learning and development needs of software developers. We recently repeated the survey with double the sample size, reaching out to thousands of software professionals. The survey was structured around three broad areas: Developer Learning Behaviors, Developer Training Preferences, and Developer Training Requirements.