@One way to recruit more #
I've always given the following advice.
"Your marketing staff are all intellectually weak, disloyal, subjective and overpaid, and your business analysts are former secretaries and chancers and very overpaid, but your tech department if it's any good, will be one or two lifetime old heads who don't care for job titles, leading a load of young physics grads who are male, all of them, and they want pussy. So putting your office in Sutton, or Feltham, or any other place where there's no bars is just going to cause major cycle in your staff. Base your office where all the other offices are."
Usually the HR women respond with "I beg your pardon! As this company's registered rep for the "I'm Offended" club, let me tell you your message may be important, but I think it's more important to use less offensive language, and other opinions are valid too. Where does your plan embrace diversity?"
Naturally they then advise the CIO to move out to the suburbs where they all live so they can leave early to pick up Charlie (from school,) and the company ends up employing loads of mediocre techies who can't leave, because all the good ones have.
That said, my wife wouldn't care if I worked at GCHQ on 40K a year, if it wasn't for the fact that it was in the middle of nowhere, and all the locals were inbred. Just look at Stroud! It's full of drug addled old hippies raising the next generation of "counsellors" and old women wearing tweed whom own Minchinhampton and whose daughters compete at Badminton (not the racket game.)
I'd even apply if they moved the doughnut to somewhere like Luton. This would be convenient for techie staff, and outside the Olympic Village, it's the nearest "multicultural" Ghetto where lots of the country's proto-islamo-terrorists live, judging by what you hear on the Thameslink.