Read more - Power Team
Friday, October 31, 2008
Read more - Power Team
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Read More - The Candidate's Virtual Experience
Monday, October 27, 2008
What are your thoughts? Have you ever been surprised by a company because of one face they display and being met with something completely different?
Maintaining the overall company environment is extremely important when recruiting and retaining candidates. Make sure requirements are clear and the atmosphere of the company is clearly displayed to help eliminate the short term turnover.
Read more - Brand Consistency
Friday, October 24, 2008
Read more - Don't Bore Your Audience
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Read more - Keep Pace with Older Workers
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Want Ads Don’t Have to Be as Dull as Dirt
Here’s a want ad for a coder we’re looking for at iFractal. Skills are the price of entry; but interviewing is all about fit.
Funky Code Medina
You know versioning. You get teary-eyed when you hear the words “I’m a Mac.” You’re a code freak, but not a freak. And by that, we mean you can have all the tattoos and piercings you want. You just can’t wear a beret and act like a coding artiste. You like to work fast, but meticulously. You know web standards, coding style standards, and the old standards like “That’s Amore.”
You learned all that tech weenie stuff at a prestigious school. Or in your parents’ basement. It doesn’t matter…but you know that stuff like some people know their favorite pair of jeans. Dogs and small children like you. You have friends beyond your guild in World of Warcraft. You’re curious, you’re smart, and gosh darn it, people like you.
We’re looking for you. If you know why we titled our request, that’s bonus points. If you don’t know why, that’s equally great. What we want is a really great coder who will fit here.
We have a consulting firm in Rittenhouse that does stuff for companies that you know. Companies that advertise on your TV (or on Hulu, if you’re more into that). We think things up, we build them, and they like it. We don’t mess around and we don’t delay. We like to see our ideas get used right away.
Now we have a big idea that we’re rolling out. Seems like a crazy time to be expanding, right? Not us. We thought up a big idea and we’re gonna rock the market. And you’re gonna rock the code.
So, get on your fixie, stuff your Mac into your Timbuk 2 messenger bag, and roll on over. We’re gonna ask you some hard questions. But if you are able to snatch the pebble from our hands, Grasshopper, we can guarantee that you’ll be working with some of the smartest people you know.
Oh. We pay for lunch, too.
If you know someone who fits the bill, here’s the link to get to us.
Posted on October 17, 2008 by Frank Roche Filed Under Recruiting
ERE interviewed leading professionals in the recruitment industry about recruiting Generation Y. What are your thoughts towards recruiting Generation Y?
Monday, October 20, 2008
DRIVING A CONCRETE TRUCK
IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE
Sub Head: TOUGH ENOUGH? CALL (760)415-9997 TO APPLY.
This is a more aggressive way of reaching out to the target audience by separating them from the average person. While some previous ads mentioned on the blog pursue candidates with puzzles and in jokes this is a much more aggressive approach by actively separating your candidates from other people by make a strong statement.
I do wonder if these ads changed the perception of the company after running though.
Have your ever run something quite so bold? What kind of response did you receive from your candidates? What about current employees?
Friday, October 17, 2008
These are a few more advertising and marketing agency recruitment ads.
This is for the agency: http://www.mbrworldwide.com/.
The ads really tailor themselves to humor within their specific job need.
If you were hiring for engineers, talk with them and find out what day to day things pop up and how you might be able to put some of their humor into your ads. What do your RNs encounter daily that are part of the job? Finding a slice of life that people can relate to can really jump into creating a connection with your intended targets. If general job seekers don't get the joke? They aren't supposed to and you can divert your focus to those that are real potential employees.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
- Refrain from referring to us as a "largely singles - interactive agency". We are Singapore's Top 10 Interactive Agency"
- Remove "9ish till late-ish" under "working hours".
- DO NOT refer to our clients as "ball breakers".
- Flexible working hours.
- Free beer, pizzas (?) & cab rides home (when working late).
- Free "Clients from Hell, vol. 1" DVD and (??)selling Handbook.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
This is a recruitment site that utilized video in a little bit of a different manner than I have seen so far. (I came across this a while ago but had been having difficulty viewing the video. It seems to run much smoother now.)
You start up by meeting a recruiter at a cafe and they display different types of humorous jobs and after you make your way through the videos you meet with a recruiter from their company and it takes on a bit more serious and informative role.
Take a look and let me know your thoughts.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It might mean setting aside a little extra money to run larger more noticable ads (but not as often) and in the end it will probably be worth it by being more notable than a smaller text list of positions. Try to remain consistant when sending your message out but don't be afraid to reach out with new direction.
This was a nice fresh and new direction taken to display divisions for:
- Copy - writer, proofreader
- Art - art director, graphic designer
- Production - co-ordinator
- Client Servicing - (can't quite make out the first one...), account manager, account executive
What are your thoughts on this approach?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008