How to Attract and Keep Talent on a Startup Budget


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With tech companies like Google sporting budgets so big their average interns make $5,800 monthly, what can you do as a startup on a shoestring budget to secure your own talent? And if you’re lucky enough to get talent, how can you keep them from leaving you for the lush lifestyle of a large tech company employee?


Luckily, highly talented individuals aren’t always all about the salary. Shelley Smith, a Senior Consultant at PI Midlantic, a consulting firm specializing in talent management andrecruitment and based in Annapolis, Md., gives us her list of perks today’s talent looks for beyond numbers on a paycheck.