5 reasons to hire more junior developers
There has always been and will be a high competition for experienced senior developers in the market, so it’s time to consider investing in junior ones and tailoring them according to your business needs.
There has always been and will be a high competition for experienced senior developers in the market, so it’s time to consider investing in junior ones and tailoring them according to your business needs. Take a look at why we believe this approach would suit your organisation!
1. Juniors are flexible
Learning a new programming language, adapting to a new methodology? Seniors might need long discussions to convince them on a different approach they believe in or they are used to it, but juniors, who are eager to learn, can more easily accept these kinds of decisions. They can be even happy that they can broaden their perspective.
2. Satisfied employees even with routine tasks
By gaining more and more professional knowledge developers start feeling routine tasks like minor bug fixing or doing predefined coding activities are below their level. Hiring junior ones can give space for talented seniors to be involved in more strategic issues, while making juniors happy with a proper learning opportunity. A win-win situation for the whole company. Don’t you think?
3. Lower demand, lower competition
Headhunters are flying around your talents all the time? Not necessarily, if they are juniors. You’ll probably have the chance to build loyalty towards the company for years and they might be less open to move to another company for 5-10 percent more salary.
4. No need to pay for experience which is useless for the company
Well, senior developers have a bunch of experience with technologies, tools and methodologies. But is this a real asset which is worth paying more for? Do you really need someone who has a wide-range of experience or do you want a candidate who is able to learn or already capable of using those 1-2-3 tools and programming languages you actually apply? Why would you pay for an experience you don’t need?
5. Codecool has 40+ experienced juniors who you could hire just right now
How about not going into long recruitment processes to dig through the market and find the right candidates? Codecool’s talent pool includes 40+ junior professionals from software testers to PHP developers. They have a proven track record in working on projects and using agile methodologies besides being great developers. Let’s get to know them and build your team with extremely motivated Codecoolers!