How to recruit great developers
I believe there are 3 ways of recruiting when it comes to technology and startups (ignoring agencies and freelancers):
Nr 1 or the common way: Non-organic recruiting through cold calls and direct search
The “standard” way to do recruiting which probably never works out well for anybody.
Unless you are looking for interns, juniors or freelancers (no offense intended, that’s just the way it is).
There are many reasons why this approach does not work:
- Good developers often don’t respond to contact requests from xing and linkedin since their inboxes are already flooded with messages
- It’s hard for a non-technical person to assess the quality of a developer
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