Week 1: Selecting a Project

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Week 1: Selecting a project The company operates as a provider of software services to different customers, including both public institutions as well as private agents. The company attracts projects and delivers final products and services, such as data management software, project management software and so on. It employs a total of 100 staff members, out of which 70 are software developers, and the remaining 30 are administrative staffs (executive, office managers and assistants, sales staffs and so on). Throughout the past recent year, the company has been faced with higher numbers of employees leaving the firm to find employment in other organizations. Initially, this movement was perceived as natural and healthy, since organizational staffs need to change, renew and refresh in order to stimulate creativity, new skill development and sharing or ongoing change and development within the firm (Griffeth and Hom, 2004). Still, looking at the figures of the past years, these reveal worrying findings. These are reflected throughout the table below: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total employee turnover rate 17 % 19 % 21 % 23 % 25 % Turnover for administrative staffs 1 % 2 % 2 % 3 % 3 % Turnover for developers 16 % 17 % 19 % 21 % 22 % Through 2012 for instance, the employee turnover rate has been of 25 per cent, meaning that one quarter of the entire staff has been replaced. The figures are worrying since they reveal a steady growth trend, by two

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