When we approach most Talent Acquisition and HR people that need to update or fill gaps in the company's computer science and information technology systems, they don't normally look at products and services offered by start-ups. Even after most offer trial runs and beg for beta testers to try out their shiny new software companies will reluctantly just stay with the same old traditional tools they have been using for last 15 years.
As if the software that a team just spent most of their hours awake non stop for mostly 12 hour days and up all night coding for 1-2 years is not going to work? Most people don't understand that every product and service started somewhere. But the price is too low, software that you can find stellar computer science, engineers, developers, and designers at the very top of their game with a free offering or a low monthly cost just can't be right?
Companies need to pay attention more on how the product or service in recruiting performs not the price. Next time you want to go purchase the same old traditional job boards that usually always get you same return and are way overpriced, think about start-ups. They will usually always be more intuitive, easier to use, more simplistic and usually get way better results. Especially in the market right now where computer engineers, scientists coming out of college that have been writing code for the past 10 yrs starting when they were 10 are the best engineering talent you can find right now and Im pretty sure they are not interested in the old technology used to attracting them anymore.
Checking out technology offered by start-ups can save your company tons of money and give your company an edge using better, newer and cutting edge technology. Just because they are cheap and free does mean recruiters can get way better results. Open the door for start-ups and start letting them demonstrate results.http://www.techhiring.com