Codebase Health Report 2021: How Codebase Health Impacts Hiring and Retention

Stepsize has surveyed 200+ senior and junior engineers at enterprises, SMEs, and startups around the world to find out how codebase health and technical debt impact hiring and employee retention.

Codebase health as an important factor when choosing a new job

Hiring and retaining developers is one of the biggest challenges for tech companies. While recruiters, hiring managers, and leaders are focusing on attracting new tech talent, they might be ignoring one of the biggest reasons they are losing them in the first place - codebase health.

Technical debt leads to employee churn

More than half of the Engineers (51%) have left a company or considered leaving a company due to large amounts of technical debt, and 20% of Engineers say that technical debt is the primary reason for them to leave the company.