What makes a good manager? | #StartupLife

Ian Kinsella 09.02.2018

Ian discusses the key highlight from an upcoming report (stay tuned!) - that tech professionals value a good manager above all else, his own management insights plus New Year's resolutions.

Were releasing a report, Future proofing the software development community in Toronto. This was basically an exercise to find out what the dev community want and what is important to them by way of compensation, perks, and culture.

The most remarkable thing we discovered was, that above everything else in our criteria, developers and engineers want to work for a good manager. I really thought the top finding would be that people wanted to develop using the latest tech or work in a certain type of company. However, it was plain and simply having an awesome boss. I really love that is what we found it shows, that no matter how advanced tech gets, people still need people to help each other get better.

What makes a good manager?

In Jan, similar to others, I made some New Year's resolutions as I was personally pretty wrecked after Xmas. I decided to make some lifestyle changes which I thought would help my performance and energy. Take a look at the vid to get my two cents' worth.

We have had a very busy Jan, and all the work we put in is coming good now as we have had a lot of offers coming in which we now need to close. Closing offers is always fun but never easy in the Toronto market...but sure, "thats recruitment."

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Director | Technology Recruitment, Canada
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