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A CTO’s playbook: Strategies to drive developer retention when hiring and building teams

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1 in 3 devs plan to move jobs. Are you ready to retain top talent?

In the current economic climate, nobody wants to backfill roles you didn’t plan for later down the line. And if you can’t compete on salary and stability, what is your next line of defence (that is actually within your control and budget)? The answer: Build a reputation of great leadership.

In this webinar, we’ll uncover strategies to help you retain developers, rebuild trust in leadership, attract top devs and encourage them to stay in your team.

What you’ll learn:

  • The state of the tech landscape right now, and its impact on retention.

  • The top reasons devs leave their roles.

  • How to practically start competing beyond salary and stability in your team, and how to leverage it when hiring. 

  • How to rebuild trust in leadership to help developers join, stay and thrive.

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About the event

📅  29 February
⏰  18.00 - 19.00 SAST
📍 Online 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 our Speakers

Thabang Tseboho
Engineering Team Lead, Bash

Thabang has over 10 years of experience in software development and engineering management, diving deep into the ever-vibrant and unpredictable startup scene. He thrives on pushing the envelope of innovation, making sense of chaos, and guiding diverse teams to craft products that make a real impact.

With a unique blend of big-picture thinking and solid technical skills, Thabang excels at turning tough puzzles into smooth, user-friendly solutions. He is dedicated to building a team culture that values diversity, inclusion, sharp thinking, constant growth, creativity, and precision, ensuring these elements work together to shape the future.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Thabang also creates engaging social media content and blogs about intentional living and economic impacts. His professional journey reflects a commitment to fostering innovation, excellence, and inclusivity in the tech industry.

Luke Kannemeyer
Group COO

Luke s a founding member and now the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of SweepSouth, a technology platform connecting home service providers to prospective clients. He was an Allan Gray Orbis Fellow in 2006, Mandela Rhodes Scholar in 2011, the Most Outstanding Postgraduate Leader at UCT in 2012 while working on improving HIV treatment. In 2023, he was awarded as one of the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans, recongising future leaders making a positive impact on society.

SweepSouth has won awards for entrepreneurship and impact, and Luke has led the company to achieve the highest Fairwork score in South Africa in 2020, 2022, and 2023. Luke recently co-authored a paper on maternity protections for domestic workers. Before joining SweepSouth in 2015, he worked at the edtech startup, Siyavula Education, where he wrote and edited free textbooks in natural science and mathematics used by hundreds of thousands of learners in South Africa.

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