How To Attract Rock-Star Engineers (Without Actually Paying More)

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Top-notch engineers can make or break a startup.But other than equity and salary, there are several other ways to attract talented engineers to your company. 

In a thread on Quora and bunch of tech industry insiders from hot VC firms and startups real how.

Here’s what they suggest:

  • Give engineers something to work on that actually matters.
  • Hire the best talent because that will attract other smart people. “Genius attracts genius,” Lily wrote.
  • Hire a team full of nice people.
  • Treat employees fairly and with respect.
  • Give engineers big problems to solve.
  • Give them a chance to help build a great team.
  • As a company, use and work on the latest technologies.
  • Encourage your engineers to contribute to open source technology.
  • Convey to engineers how much you specifically want and need them.

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