Innovative (and Absurd) Ways Companies Are Attracting Tech Talent

Karl Sturk
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Cash Wrapped in Bacon

Scopely, a Los Angeles-based mobile-entertainment company, is used to putting its money where its mouth is in terms of hiring. It offers a $5,000 referral bonus, and, during one unusual recruiting campaign, offered hiring bonuses of $11,000 in "bacon-wrapped cash," along with a year's supply of beer, a custom-made tuxedo, and an oil painting of the new employee.