10 Tips for Recruiting and Hiring Tech Gurus - 'Develop Relationships with Great People'
Birds of a feather flock together. As Martineau puts it, great technologists hang out with other great geeks (and mediocre ones also find their own kind). The most successful hiring managers do their best to extend their network outside company lines and foster connections among the types of geeks they'd like to employ. Even if they know they'll never get a specific person to come on board, those great catches tend to be friends with similarly-talented people.