Agencies That Have Fun With Hiring
Posted by admin on July 4th, 2012
If an agency is doing cool, innovative things to help recruiting efforts, then a) odds are they’ll be home to some cool people and b) they will likely push to do cool shit with their clients. Sounds like a winning combo.
Recruiting great talent in today’s market is essential to either building or maintaining a great agency or business. Not the hardest equation to figure out.
So what happens when agencies – known for talking about breeding and nurturing creativity – begin to hire people in creative, fun ways? Good things happen. Great talent finds a home. People may think, “Hmmm. If it’s already this fun, smart, and inspiring in the hiring process, imagine what’s happening within.”
A few recent examples of agencies employing creative ways to go about recruiting creative employees:
BBR Saatchi set up a hiring campaign for programmers through Diablo 3 Live – Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Israeli time this month to square off with Yossi Lubaton, CEO, a.k.a. “Yossilubaton#2572.”
Jung von Matt created a brilliant tactic by knowing their target group: Art Directors of the world.
A training ground for new hires, guided internally by the agency’s people, but run solely by their recent hires and new graduates who deal directly with clients. A progressive approach to landing good talent is fostering the right environment; especially one that guarantees development and training.
Uncle Grey, an agency in Denmark, came up with a video game concept for finding new talent last year. We covered their efforts in an article, “Make The Hiring Process Fun.”