We find with the new generation of developers that they are motivated differently than regular employees who have been working here for a long time. This brings challenges. It always starts with looking closely at whether people fit with us as a company. That’s why I always show our high-end solutions/machines during an application process. Then you see in someone’s eyes what it does to them.
Furthermore, for people who like autonomy and working within a multidisciplinary team, Besi offers a great opportunity to open up to work that they would not normally come into direct contact with, such as turning something together themselves with a screwdriver to maintaining customer contact. In this, we really have an approach mentality and give people (permanent and hired employees) a lot of opportunity for development. Changing market and customer demands mean that we need to be open-minded and lean in this.
Our teams also create real added value on the ground; we literally make machines smart and put them in motion. Finally, we go along with wishes around flexible working and it is sometimes necessary to test self-built features in our production facility in Malaysia and/or at our customers’ premises.