This post was originally published on OnStartups.com
The post is also a part of this really great book “Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts” published by O’reilly in May 2013
Call them ‘ninjas’, ‘rock stars’ or just great developers if you like. Other than being very talented, they all share one thing in common — it’s unbelievably hard to bring them onboard your company. And as if competing with other companies for the same talent wasn’t enough, being a startup just adds more challenges to the equation.
Your startup may be the next Google/Facebook/Instagram, but until then – how can you convince the best talents out there to join a company where the CEO’s office is an IKEA desk? Here’s one answer — recruit like a startup, in a creative and agile way, doing things the way big companies can’t. Over the last 5 years, I’ve interviewed over 250 candidates and recruited dozens of great engineers.…