We signed on with a couple of recruiters to try to find decent programmers.
It feels a lot like a dating service. They send us an email with the candidates vital statistics and try to explain why they think it will work between us. If we tell them it won’t – they try to convince us that it will.
It’s working out alright so far. We’ve had a couple of good leads.. It helps that the recruiter doesn’t get paid unless we hire someone I guess.
All that said – we don’t have to pay the recruiters at all if they don’t introduce us. So if you’re a decent programmer, live in or want to move to the West Midlands (England) and want to work for us then shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org