Attracting & Retaining Top Talent – Story of Software Podcast S03E19

David Lush, an experienced CTO with 19 years of experience, talks about two pivotal areas in scaling teams: Attracting and retaining tech talent.  


The Guest – David Lush, CTO

David Lush has held leadership roles in the software space for over 19 years, and he specialises in scaling software teams. Having worked with international market giants such as Visa, as well as technology startups, David has experience enabling teams of all sizes to thrive and grow.


How To Attract and Retain Tech Talent

In the ever-evolving world of technology, the challenge of attracting and retaining tech talent is more critical than ever. Companies are not just competing for skills; they’re vying for individuals who can drive innovation and adapt to rapidly changing environments.

So, today, attracting the right talent goes beyond offering competitive salaries. It’s about understanding what motivates individuals, their career aspirations, and their fit within the company culture. Similarly, talent retention is as much about the environment as it is about the role. It’s crucial to create a workplace that offers growth, challenges, and a sense of purpose. For tech professionals, opportunities to work on interesting projects, continuous learning, and a flexible work environment can be more appealing than traditional incentives.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • The current state of the tech labour market
  • Strategies for hiring at different stages of a business
  • Key factors for talent retention
  • Enabling career growth for your employees


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