Some employees quit and leave, some quit and stay, which is far worse
If you need a survey to tell you how your employees are feeling, you have missed the point of being a manager.
Knowledge workers are not subordinates; they are “associates.” For, once beyond the apprentice stage, knowledge workers must know more about their job than their boss does—or else they are no good at all. In fact, that they know more about their job than anybody else in the organization is part of the definition of knowledge workers.
I had noticed the more humanely I treated myself and others, the more productive we all became.
Good, safe social interaction is as necessary to successful software development as good technical skills.
“Every person who leaves goes on to represent your company. They can bad-mouth or praise.”
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
Hire for attitude, train for skill
The cost of a mis-hire is, on average, 3-4 times their annual salary