Personal growth and development: Inspired to learn
The caring approach includes not making employees work on projects that don’t inspire them – and investing 10 percent of Zühlke’s annual turnover back into people development. For Seda, that investment has involved Android and iOS training – whether through online courses, conferences or graduate upskilling initiatives with senior engineers.
And there are many other opportunities to learn – including ‘brown bag’ or ‘lightning talk’ lunches, where Zühlkees talk about anything, not just work. Despite being an introvert, last year, Seda spoke to her colleagues about racism at the time of black lives matter protests.
“I've learned so much at Zühlke. I was very shy to begin with and I would always second-guess myself. With encouragement and help at all times, I’ve grown a lot in my technical – and non-technical – skills. I am still an introvert, but I have come out of my shell a lot.”