Finding just one skilled employee in the current job market can be tough. Finding an entire team - from key executives to critical support staff - is downright daunting. But that's the task facing start-ups and growth companies today. The ability to acquire "human capital" now ranks with the need to obtain start-up and operating capital as one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses.
So what's an entrepreneur to do? You can beat the job glut, but first you have to take advantage of every available recruiting resource - from scouring the local colleges and the Internet to scouting your peers and competitors for potential candidates. Start your search with this collection of advice and tools from inc.com.
Large companies have teamed up with universities and business schools for years to recruit the best and brightest. Now smaller companies are going back to school to create invaluable school-to-work relationships with local educational institutions.