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Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

Douglas MacMillan / BusinessWeek

June 05, 2008

8. Offer a Reward

After finding out firsthand how hard it is to get the best candidates into the interview room, former recruiter Rob Ellis decided to add an incentive: cold hard cash. Google (GOOG), Walt Disney (DIS), and Pepsico (PEP) are just a few of the companies that have begun to pay qualified candidates to come in for an interview through NotchUp, a site co-founded by Ellis. Still in beta testing, the site is a place for would-be hires—80% of whom identify themselves as passive job seekers—to name the dollar amount a company would have to pay to interview them. For an experienced worker making a current salary of $100,000, the site recommends an interview price of around $500.


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