Past Webinar

A CTO’s Playbook: Avoiding salary mistakes that will cost you developers in 2024

📆 29 February   🕞  18.00 SAST 📍 Online
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About the Webinar

Salary discussions are some of the most critical discussions to happen between managers and employees – but often the constraints are already set in company wide budget meetings.   

Managers who know how to advocate for their team members are better set up to navigate these budget conversations. A solid budget can make or break how satisfied your new hires and existing team members are with their compensation. To make matters even more complicated, salary is an individual experience that should be tackled on a case-by-case basis. 

Should you match a counter offer? Should team members with similar roles earn the same? Making mistakes when it comes to salary can be really painful and can cost you high performing team members in the long run.

In this event, we’ll deep dive into these challenges to set you up to win in salary conversations with your tech team.

Join the conversation with fellow tech leaders to delve into:

🚀 How to manage your salary budget and its impact on your team.
🚀 How to advocate for raises for your current team members.
🚀 How to benchmark salary according to the market with the latest insights from OfferZen’s State of the Developer Nation reports.  
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Meet the Speakers

Pieter Rautenbach
Engineering Director, Takealot

Pieter is a technologist with nearly 20 years of experience, currently serving as an Engineering Director at His 8-year tenure at Takealot has been marked by significant involvement in hiring and recruitment, dedicating countless hours to interviewing candidates and drafting offers.

Before fully transitioning into a leadership role, Pieter focused on the development and design of large-scale, concurrent, distributed systems. His work is characterised by a keen interest in software architecture, software quality and testing, and data analysis. He is a strong advocate for iterative development, embodying a philosophy of continuous improvement and adaptation.

Pieter's academic journey began with a focus on electrical and electronic engineering, complemented by an additional major in computer science. He further expanded his knowledge by completing a master's degree in machine learning at the University of Stellenbosch.

In his interactions with people, Pieter emphasises growth and development, often providing mentorship and guidance. Outside of work, he enjoys mountain biking, spending time with family and friends, and pursuing his home automation hobby.

Karin Bothma
Senior Software Engineering Manager, OfferZen

Karin Bothma is a senior software engineering manager at OfferZen, with extensive experience in software development and leading engineering teams. She currently leads engineering teams at OfferZen and helps engineering managers drive performance improvements in their teams. When she’s not coaching teams to reach their highest potential, she’s out on the trails with her Jack Russels or playing board games with friends.

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