This articles doesn’t just apply to big companies and presents issues start ups should take note of: good programmers are hard to find, in high demand, and difficult to recruit. As a small company/start up, we’ve found the best way to recruit programmers is through your own network. Does your lead developer respect a coworker from his last job and do they work well together? Start there. And in the face of competing with perks like the Google campus, in our arsenal we’ve got flexible hours, a beautiful (not Silicon Valley) home base, and stock options. Oh and the power to be one of a very small team influencing a pretty game-changing product. That’s the stuff that recruits.
Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore