Search firms looking for growth markets might take a look at where angel investors are betting their money. In the first half of the year, over half the new investments went to three sectors: software, healthcare and retail.
Two of those three are among the most competitive when it comes to hiring. Especially for tech startups, the competition for talent is not just against other like-sized firms, but against giants like Apple and Microsoft and Google.
In a post more than two years ago discussing how to recruit for startups, Robert Woo said, “If a stellar developer even comes within the vicinity of the office, he/she will be snatched up faster than an intern can be stuffed in the server room to make space.”