Hiring great people is one of the most important objectives for any business, but also one of the biggest challenges. It can mean success or failure, especially for growing companies. We’re lucky to have hired some exceptional developers and engineers since we started, but it’s not been easy and we’re constantly battling to recruit.
We’re not alone in this struggle. Many other technology companies in London and the South-East of England compete against banks and corporates with deep pockets and high profiles. Graduates and others fresh to the industry can be quickly seduced by university milkround pitches or lavish recruitment budgets of large companies.
This Sunday 15 May, however, some of the leading UK tech startups — including globaldev — are fighting back by grouping together to hold the very first Silicon Milkroundabout recruitment fair in Shoreditch, London. Targeted at computer science graduates, the event aims to attract hundreds of bright developers to meet with and raise awareness of exciting local startups.
At last count, over 900 developers are now registered to attend, with 45 startups offering 200 jobs.
We’re one of the top sponsors and will be bringing along Ross, Martin, Jim, Jen and me to meet attendees. We’re looking for software engineers and developers to join the team in Windsor (or remote) to help us expand quickly over the next few months and work on a series of new web, mobile and social projects. We’ll also be bringing some exciting prizes to give away, plus other swag/goodies.