7 Unconventional Ways to Hire the Best Tech Talent
Adopt a Coder
Bring in talent—and screen for compatibility—by offering office space. Giving open cubicles to independent programmers opens up the possibly of tapping their talent when you need a bit of advice—or want to hire. Anna Thomas of Loosecubes, an office-space brokering site based in New York, says her company keeps about five desks open so a rotating cast of new talent can use the space. "Invite people who are relevant to projects you are working on, and it could lead to serendipity in a very casual, non-networking way," she says. "It's a mechanism for screening that's very natural and easy."