7 Unconventional Ways to Hire the Best Tech Talent
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If it seems like all the best tech talent is employed, that's true: but lots of highly skilled programmers work in independent small agencies. PayPal’s senior director of mobile, Laura Chambers, says when PayPal needed to beef up its programming staff, it acquired Critical Path, a Portland development shop. "When you're growing so fast, and there's so much to do, it's really hard to hire them one-off," she says. So a large talent acquisition works well. Now, the roughly 60 new staffers are working on developing new products for both eBay and PayPal.