7 Unconventional Ways to Hire the Best Tech Talent

7 Unconventional Ways to Hire the Best Tech Talent
Cannaday Chapman
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Offer Outstanding Referral Rewards

If you have a great candidate, snag them by offering more than just a good salary. Ask what would make them absolutely love the job, and throw down. "In April of 2000 while on a business trip I received a near-frantic e-mail from someone with an unusual request. It seems that she represented a fellow with a company in Seattle (no, NOT Microsoft). Turns out that last September this guy was hired, and in his contract of employment it stipulated that he wanted a desk made out of Lego," writes Eric Harshbarger, a tech-industry veteran who also builds things out of Lego bricks. The company hired him to build the desk out of $2,000 worth of bricks and seven pounds of glue. And he made one geek's dream come true.