One of the biggest challenges facing my company is recruiting in the hyper-competitive market of web professionals.Â Iâ€™m talking everything from IOS to CSS, the people who can build the mobile apps that are disrupting every business from printing to trucking are getting hit like hot girls at a frat party. Even in the heyday of late 90s with the internet bubble, I havenâ€™t seen anything like the current climate.
So, how to win? First, keep your friends close and your recruiter closer. The fact is that despite the demand, there are a lot of people out there underpaid or undiscovered at any one time, and itâ€™s the best recruiters that can find them.
Second, go where the talent is. For me, that means everywhere and anywhere. China, Uruguay, Romania, Armenia. Iâ€™m on Skype like your teenager is on Facebook.
Third, love the one youâ€™re with. Retention is key. Deux-pas-en-avance-trois-en-arriere is not going to get you there. Pour your heart, and pocketbook, into it.
For us at Tempworks, that has meant a massive expansion in our office space for developers at our main office in Eagan, MN.