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7 of The Most Audacious Tactics Used To Hire Top Talent

With the war for skills intensifying, companies are under even more pressure to evolve the way in which they hire top talent. Traditional job postings have become a thing of the past for many, as they move towards a more modern approach. Some of these are funky, fun and downright audacious!

Unconventional hiring methods might just be the key to hiring unique talent. So if you’re looking to ramp up your efforts in trying to hire the best, then try some of these unorthodox tactics.

1. Wine & Cheese Please

Creative Niche throws a swanky third round interview by inviting their candidate along to a wine & cheese party with their staff. If the group gives a unanimous thumbs up, then the candidate will receive a big thumbs up. What about more cheese and wine though…?


2. We Want You!

One recruiter decided to go all out Hollywood in their attempt to hire top talent by booking 15 seconds of screen time at a theatre. The recruiter asked candidates to film short videos of themselves doing silly random acts. God knows what candidates would apply with!

3. Killer job ad!

One jobcentre advertised for a hitman to kill undesirables for the government. The ideal candidate needed to have no particular distinguishing features so as to blend in and be able to take on new identities as required. Safe to say this was turned out to be a spoof. Phew!

4. One witty recruiter!

A Google recruiter showed his true wit when responding to a candidate who applied for a role of “Singing Badly”. Safe to say – he aced it! Check out the below!

5. Genius from Dropbox

If there’s one way of attracting top talent to come and work for your company, it’s doing something unique in your advertising strategy. That’s what Dropbox did here, and if you don’t want to work for Dropbox after this…then I don’t know what will!

6. Who needs a budget!?

Twitter users far and wide, gather around! You’re about to watch the most genius employer branding video out there on the web. If you don’t laugh…well then I’m pretty sure you have no soul.

7. Want to work with games?

Meet Cole. Cole has an unusual way of interviewing his candidates. So, to all those avid gamers – would you like to work with Cole?


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