Recently found a new position at a small software company. It's been about 8 months into my position and in that time, I've seen six employees in our department quit (department consists of 15 people) you can imagine how much our workload increased. Most quit once they realized that they could get better pay, benefits, and a non-toxic environment. Now, they are recruiting and cannot seem to find anyone willing to apply! They've asked us if we knew any friends/family members who needed a job and put in recommendations.
Managers have been desensitized to the turnover rate and know about the problems but have no power to fix them. Last week they interviewed a person with a psychology degree with no programming knowledge for a development position which boggles the mind. The workload and deadlines for new software pushes have put a lot of stress on what's left of our department. Is it a good idea to stick around and finish one year with the company and find another role?