Chapter 8. Retaining the Best Talent

As discussed in Chapter 7, recruitment and retention in a successful software development organization are closely linked. The best practices presented in Chapter 7 for recruitment will undoubtedly carry over and help with retention. As discussed in the last chapter, if you hire software developers with backgrounds closely matched to your organization's job requirements and culture, you will be setting the stage for high retention and low turnover. This chapter presents additional best practices used by a variety of software development organizations to retain their best talent.

Successful software development organizations recognize the importance of retaining their best talent and continuously look for ...

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