How Will Your Startup Handle "The Talent Crunch"?

01-05-2011 |
237634 Kommentare |
Kategorien:

A number of stories have crossed the wire in recent weeks about the "talent crunch" in the tech industry. Although the unemployment rate in the U.S. remains high, many tech companies are struggling to find and to keep employees. Compounding what's already just a general shortage of engineers, those tech companies with deep pockets are offering big salaries and bonuses to those willing to join (and hopefully stay).

In a bidding war for talent against the likes of Facebook, Google, and Zynga, how can startups compete in order to recruit and retain talent?

Of course, you can be the talent. And in an environment where seed funding is readily obtainable, that's been a viable option. But once you reach the point where you need to bring on more bodies, whether as co-founders or employees, your startup faces competition from just about everyone else in the industry. The "Which startups in San Francisco Bay Area are hiring?" thread on Quora gives just a glimpse.

We've written about hiring for startups numerous time here - guides on recruiting both technical and non-technical staff. Making hiring decisions, particularly at the early stage of a company, is both challenging and crucial. With limited resources, you want to make sure you hire the right person for the right job.

But that challenge is compounded a thousand-fold when competing for recruits against companies that can offer more perks and fatter paychecks.

In a blog post this morning, investor Fred Wilson described the talent war as part of what he identifies as "storm clouds" brewing in the tech industry. Linking to a story in Techcrunch that tells of Google offering an engineer $3.5 million to not leave for Facebook, Wilson says that this, along with the massive deal flow, is all "unsustainable." Sustainability aside, recruiting on that scale isn't even fathomable for most new companies.

If you're a startup who's tackled (or is tackling) this, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

If you liked this post, subscribe for updates (it's free)

Leave a Reply

Kommentare

Your account's overdrawn erythromycin 250 mg filmtabl A former supervisor in KBR's transportation department, Robert Bennett, pleaded guilty in 2008 to accepting perks on at least 40 occasions in connection with the military contracts. Kevin Smoot, an employee at subcontractor EGL Inc, pleaded guilty in 2007 to lying to federal investigators and giving kickbacks to KBR employees, including Bennett.

I don't know what I want to do after university buy atomoxetine uk Adding to a series of house price indicators that suggest the property market is hotting up, at least in some areas, the ONS said house prices rose 3.8% in the year to August. That was the fastest rise for almost three years and is likely to be seized on by critics of George Osborne's Help to Buy housing loans scheme, who fear it could create a bubble.

I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name tofranil used for bedwetting But Koh rejected that argument, saying Google’s privacy policy does not mention that the site collects the content of e-mails, either between Gmail users or between Gmail users and non-Gmail users.

Remove card what type of medication is celebrex Many Republicans want to maintain the tougherdeficit-reduction discipline that the automatic spending cutsprovide and they argue that Obamacare, over the long-run, willhurt the economy and add to budget deficits.

How do you know each other? efectos secundarios strattera 18 mg The most perfect diamond ever certified by the American Gem Society, the Strawn-Wagner Diamond, was found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in 1990. Originally weighing 3.09 carats, the stone was cut down to 1.09 carats in 1997 and graded as certified D-flawless in clarity color and cut, according to National Geographic.

We used to work together tofranil eksi sozluk I know this is what the likes of BMW have to make to get their average CO2 down to levels the EU think will save the planet, its just a real shame the cars we will get in the future are going to be like this. 

Where do you come from? imitrex cost uk Hastings, in an interview with Reuters, said he would liketo reach similar arrangements with cable operators in the UnitedStates next year. The companies have been leery of potentialcompetition from Netflix and other Silicon Valley newcomers.

Have you got any qualifications? where can i buy cheap xenical Second, Sgt. Vail has big tattoos. Two of them. One, the insignia for the U.S. Army Dental Corps, is on her left shoulder, while a massive version of the Serenity Prayer runs down her right side. And when she struts her stuff in the bikini contest in the Miss America competition this week in Atlantic City, they’ll both be on display for the world to see.

Do you know the number for ? purchase olanzapine But the gears are somewhat like training wheels on a bike. They exist only in the nymphal stage before the insect becomes an adult. Eventually, they molt away, and adults use friction between two parts of their legs to synchronize jumps instead.

It's funny goodluck lamictal mg bipolar The school suspended Cox, a standout volleyball player, for five games and took away her role as team captain. She’s accused of violating the school’s zero-tolerance policy toward alcohol and drugs.

Can you put it on the scales, please? cheap saturday delivery bimatoprost In comments on Sunday political talk shows, neither Republicans nor Democrats offered any sign of impending agreement on either the shutdown or the debt ceiling, and both blamed the other side for the impasse.

I'm about to run out of credit amoxil 875 ndc The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Ranking placed cities from those two countries in eight out of the top ten spots, with Vienna and Helsinki the only two European metropoles in the top 10.

What do you do? amoxicillin 500mg price in uk Surveillance video released by the FBI showed Alexis drivinga rented blue Toyota Prius into a Navy Yard parking garageshortly before 8 a.m. Carrying a backpack, he then entered theNaval Sea Systems Command building, site of the shootings,through a door.

I never went to university ranbaxy eriacta lis However, both men still have possible legal ramifications which could affect their future employment with the Broncos, who said they would monitor the legal proceedings in "determining their future standing with the organization."

Will I get travelling expenses? fenofibrate 134 mg cap glob Mayor Eric Garcetti later called for members of the public to exercise restraint and to avoid letting "passions" sparked by the case "ignite this city." Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said officers would take a "much stricter posture".

The line's engaged naprosyn adverse reactions India is very sensitive about the presence of armed security guards on merchant ships after the shooting deaths of two fishermen by armed Italian marines last year. The marines were part of a military security team on a cargo ship when they fired at the fishermen, mistaking them for pirates. The two Italians are facing trial in India for the deaths.

I've got a very weak signal where to buy permethrin lotion “I would appeal to David Cameron, as a Prime Minister and a father, to look at this to make sure these sites are pro­perly regulated so bullying of vulnerable people like my daughter cannot take place.

How much will it cost to send this letter to ? where to buy permethrin spray over the counter According to the WWF report, complied by Dalberg Global Development Advisers, ecosystems in the park could support hydropower generation, fishing and ecotourism and play an important role in providing secure water supplies, regulating climate and preventing soil erosion.

I've been cut off aktiv assurans A popular 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School in Massachusetts, Colleen Ritzer, has been found dead in woods near the school, and a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with her death, officials said Wednesday.

I love this site can i use my albuterol inhaler while pregnant In his 20th start, he lowered his ERA to 3.03. “I still feel mentally and physically there. But I have an understanding of the big picture and maybe saving a couple extra innings, just in case if we do make that magical playoff run,” Archer said. Yunel Escobar had an RBI double among his three hits for the Rays, and Desmond Jennings and James Loney drove in runs with singles against Kevin Correia (9-12), whose defense behind him was less than ideal.

I'm in a band what does prevacid lansoprazole do Fernandez, 60, underwent surgery on Tuesday to drain a blood clot that was pressing on her brain and causing pain. Officials said it was caused by a previously unreported blow to the head that she suffered on Aug. 12.

Is there ? fluticasone salmeterol class "We broke the great race barrier with President Obama but it's time that we also really ask ourselves deep down what it's going to take to elect a woman president," Clinton said Thursday in response to a question during a Miami address to travel agents. "And I will certainly do what I can when that time comes to elect somebody -- whoever that somebody might be."

How long are you planning to stay here? coupon for flonase "I remember she was in a lot of pain," said Khonekham. "The family did everything it could, but she died. I am very proud to be immunised - and to have the HPV vaccine free of charge."

This is your employment contract is there a generic coreg cr Judge Michael Russo told Castro that it's likely that there is nobody else in the country that agrees that there was harmony inside that home. Russo said he could have sought help for any psychological issues and told him, "You don't deserve to be out in our community, you're too dangerous."

We need someone with experience estrace price “GET BACK FROM THE BUILDING!” he screamed, throwing up his arms with a flap of his rain slicker. “NOW!” He wasn’t even looking at me; his small, bearish eyes were riveted on something going on over my head, up the street, and the expression on his face terrified me.

I don't know what I want to do after university nasal fluticasone propionate During the quarter, Netflix released critically acclaimedprison drama "Orange is the New Black," part of its push intooriginal programming to attract customers to its $8-a-monthmovie and TV streaming service.

Can I use your phone? tricor hong kong wiki The pair were reported to be in “late stage” talks to create the world’s largest agency group with a market value of £20bn and bring agencies such as Publicis’ Saatchi & Saatchi and Omnicom’s BDDO under the same umbrella. The combination would control 41pc of global advertising spend and would be likely to attract close scrutiny from competition regulators around the world.

Could you ask him to call me? cipralex 10 mg 28 tablet kullananlar “A great driver in ‘Forza Motorsport 5,’ for example, could have a huge group of thousands or even millions of followers all tracking their performance in-game,” said Xbox Live program manager Rob Lehew.

What sort of music do you like? cipralex price egypt Like him or not, Jay Z is a businessman who is wise and very strategic. No doubt he just set a new prescient for other artist. “Holy Grail” will always be the first but it surely won’t be the last.

Looking for work ciprofloxacin 500 mg oral in a single dose Clinton has spoken to a women's institute in Pennsylvania, a prominent black women's sorority in the nation's capital, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and an organization called Chicago House that helps people with HIV and AIDS.

Very interesting tale amlodipine 10 mg price Sony is cutting the price of the PlayStation Vita in Japan, according to a  broadcast earlier this morning dedicated to news about the handheld. Starting on February 28th, Japan will see the PS Vita priced at 19,980 Yen, which is the equivalent of around $200…..

An envelope purchase lamictal online Consumers, a key engine of Britain's economy, are perking up too. They are now more optimistic about the economy than at any point since April 2010, as measured by a new consumer confidence index by market researchers YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

Sorry, I'm busy at the moment zyprexa sales At 8:19 a.m., records show, the EMS veteran logged off her computer for her scheduled break and immediately handed her computer to a replacement dispatcher. The woman being faulted is adamant that she never left her computer unattended and handed her replacement a monitor with no jobs waiting, according to people who have talked with her directly.

It's funny goodluck olanzapine 0164 Ofcom plans to use the 700mhz frequency currently used by Freeview for the new service, risking another battle with broadcasters who were initially furious that 4G services were carried on the 800mhz band. Mr Unger said broadcasters had been “haggling” with the regulator, but there was a roadmap that he was sure would accommodate their wishes, adding they would accept the need for 5G and would ultimately benefit from it.

I'd like to open a business account buy paxil cr "I am just stunned that an individual who did not even have a high school diploma, who did not successfully complete his military service, and who is only age 29, had access to some of the most highly classified information in our government," says Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

I'm about to run out of credit anafranil price increase "At the margin, it will have been a bit of a distraction andthere's potential for some delay in terms of some initiatives,"said Arie Dekker, strategist at Deutsche Bank in Auckland. "Butinitiatives like the UHT plant and expanding food services inChina, they're not going to be pushed back significantly becauseof the botulism issue."

Languages assurans tab "As a professional law-enforcement officer of 25 years, I believe that the image that was portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine was an insult to any person who has every worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty," Murphy told Boston magazine, speaking for himself and not acting as a Massachusetts State Police representative. "The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Could you tell me the dialing code for ? finasteride online Some Greens, in particular from the leftist faction, are skeptical about teaming up with the CDU due to other differences over how fast Europe's largest economy should go green and their more liberal views on family, immigration and gender.

How do you spell that? buy permethrin online Well, let's just hope these two never break up. Amber Rose is so in love with fiance Wiz Khalifa, she got his face etched onto her arm. "True love #Cam&Amb" she tweeted, sharing an Instagram photo of her new ink. We have to hand it to Rose's tattoo artist -- the new tat may look a little strange, but at least it's a spitting image of her rapper beau. The couple welcomed a baby boy together in February.

I'm not sure can bactrim ds treat mrsa "In the recent months, there has been much discussion on the fact that last year our growth rate came down to 5 percent. This is indeed true and we are trying our best to remedy the situation," prime minister Manmohan Singh said as he addressed crowds at New Delhi's famous Red Fort on Indian Independence day.

Can you hear me OK? dulcolax laxative tablets how many ISTANBUL, July 23 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank isexpected to raise one of its main interest rates to shore up thelira on Tuesday and investors will be focusing on whether itaffirms its independence by flagging further tightening.

I'm on work experience clomipramine hydrochloride overdose Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday after a four-day excused absence to undergo sensitivity training after he was caught on film yelling a racial slur before a Kenny Chesney concert.

Do you know the number for ? paroxetine hydrochloride tablets 20mg However Stephane Richard, chief executive of France's Orange, said the roaming and price cap plans would deprivefirms of the cash needed to modernise networks, while the moreindustry-friendly proposals would take years to materialise.

I'd like to withdraw $100, please bimatoprost next day delivery The first victim, an elderly man, died last summer, but it took several weeks to identify the virus that killed him, Memish says. As soon as it was identified, the health ministry contacted Lipkin, whose team has experience searching for viruses that jump from animals to people.

Could I make an appointment to see ? zyprexa generic cost Outside, the residents play cards on small tables under the eaves of their ancient, and crumbling, buildings. But above them, a red banner spells out their future: “Be the first to sign away your lease, get your pick of the new apartments.”

In tens, please (ten pound notes) olanzapine classification Andhra Pradesh first came into existence after a hungerstrike. Potti Sriramulu, a follower of India's revered freedomfighter, Mahatma Gandhi, died in 1952 after a two-month fast forthe creation of the state. (Editing by John Chalmers and Nick Macfie)

A book of First Class stamps research nolvadex buy Activist investor Elliott Management is the largestshareholder with a nearly 10 percent stake according to thelatest Thomson Reuters data, followed by Starboard Value LP at7.7 percent and Altai Capital Management LP at nearly 6 percent.

Some First Class stamps generic clotrimazole lotion The HITECH Act of 2009 provided the incentive money for the medical establishment to switch to electronic record-keeping. To date, doctors and hospitals have received more than $6 billion from the government to make the change, according to the Health Information Management Systems Society, a nonprofit organization promoting information technology.

Insufficient funds amitriptyline uses for pain relief "The government denies that any federal criminal arrest has taken place, and there is no evidence to the contrary," wrote Kaplan, whose docket includes the al-Liby indictment. Even if an arrest is made, he said, the proper time to appoint counsel would be upon the first court appearance.

Will I have to work shifts? risperdal consta 25 mg inyectable J.C. Penney Co Inc tumbled to a 13-year low of $9.94,after Goldman Sachs said it expects sales at the troubleddepartment store chain to improve more slowly than expected. Thestock was last down 13.9 percent at $10.24 as the worstperformer on the S&P 500.