Seth, as usual, has a great post today regarding thinking bigger. Great piece, focused very much on marketing.
Ever think about how recruiting is like marketing?
We really do live in some interesting times right now. The national economy is going into the tank, people are losing their jobs left & right, and we're still fighting not one, but two wars. You might be thinking to yourself, "Hey, I get a pass for the next 12 months from all my employees. Nobody in their right mind is going to leave now. I just need to worry about adding one or two more to the team..."
Not thinking bigger.
A different tack might be to create a contest that solves a problem you're working on in which you ask Developers outside the company to help you solve it. Send a small hard-copy letter to all the Web Developers you'd like to see apply for your team and challenge them to solve the problem.
Or maybe, you set up an 'outsourced' team in a depressed city in the U.S. to do a bunch of coding for your team. Maybe part of the deal is that you help them get trained up on some new Dev technology, they work for you for a reduced rate until their skills are up to par w/your current team, and at the end, you now have a completely new outsourced dev team to sell.
There are more. You're creative. Come up with some. Then go make it happen!