| ||Ask HN: How do you hire good developers?|
41 points by polack on Mar 2, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 60 comments |
|I'm co-founder of a startup that's going into an expansion phase. We are backed by a large VC and have more demand for our product than we can supply. Our problem is that we cannot attract any good developers.
Every time we find someone we want to hire they turn us down in favour of some of the tech giants. We offer high compensation (salary, vacation and options) and interesting problems to work on using the latest technology, but it feels like the good developers that don't run their own startup is too afraid of the startup world.
We know how important a good core team is for a startup, so we don't want to hire people we don't think fits in our team. Right now we are relying on a bunch of consultants to keep the company alive, but that doesn't feel like a long term solution.|
So help us HN; how do you attract good developers to a small startup? What can we offer people (besides the "safety" of a large company) to give us a shot?
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