The Pachera Group has a good post on Secrets for Successful Recruiting. Finding data center talent is really hard. The Pachera Group doesn't recruit far data centers, but their points are well made.
- deep understanding of business
- tremendous tenacity
- a thick skin
- passion for people and making connections
If you are looking for Technical staff for other parts of a business The Pachera Group is some one worth checking out.
Disclosure: Vikki Pachera a Partner of The Pachera Group is a great friend who I have known for 30 years. I helped get her a job at Apple and we worked side by side on many projects. She has worked at IBM, Apple, and HP on product development so she knows what is like to live the jobs she recruits for.
A respected Silicon Valley executive and widely-known new media and technology expert, Vikki Pachera is deeply conversant with a sweeping array of skill sets and disciplines. They include enterprise-level management, business development, strategy, hardware and software product development, consumer products, marketing, and professional services.
Vikki served as Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Business Development at Hewlett-Packard, where she brokered new business and developed frameworks to help Warner Bros., Disney, Oracle, and other company’s transition to digital media. She also held several other VP-level positions, served as an executive within Apple’s consumer electronics division, and co-founded a start-up software as a service (SaaS) company. She began her career as an engineer at IBM’s storage product group.
Vikki has placed executives in consumer electronics, media & entertainment, IT, retail & fashion, and enterprise companies. She holds a BSME degree from Michigan State and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She is an avid animal lover, and enjoys international and exotic travel.