Hi, We are a tech startup located in a small city with limited pool of talent and a mid-size university. We are looking to hire a new tech member in a few months, but we don't know where to start, who and how to hire. Remote vs. on-site? Experienced vs. recent grads? How do we vet? What type of person to look for? Please provide your input and I'd be happy to set up a call to discuss in details.
Hi there, great question! The real question is : do you intend to stay in that city for a fair amount of time? If so then connect your brand to the ethos of the city and attract people who wouldn't mind moving to get a good job. Right away, your talent pool is based in two areas : the nearest metropolitan area within two hours or so, and the nearest college campus. For the latter, create a relationship with the Career Center of the school and get help developing profiles that are attractively written. Make presentations in their classes especially for graduating seniors. As for the metro, connect with their business development center or chamber of commerce (informally if needed). As you can see, there are a lot of long term and short term solutions at hand, but first let's talk to plan out your talent needs. Happy to help!