You can’t make this stuff up. Now your company can recruit losers, and hire recruiters who can do it more easily.
Featured at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference: A pitch by a start-up calling itself PoachBase. The “company’s” tag-line: Poach talent from dying companies. The idea is to monitor other start-ups for death rattles and then go steal their employees.
Here’s the pitch:
Now here’s the question: Why would anyone want to recruit employees that are still hanging around a loser company?
My advice (free, no software required): It’s more fun to recruit people from good companies while they’re hanging around the local watering hole after work. (Well, beer might be software.)
Recruiting-industry watcher Joel Cheesman’s explains the problem clearly:
“The playbook for start-ups in the recruiting space usually goes something like this: Group of young, educated people — usually coming of [sic] their own job search, which apparently qualifies as experience in the employment space — come up with an idea to ‘make things better.’”
This is kind of reminiscent of the job applicant whose resume emphasizes, “I want to work with people in a good company.” Maybe they’re all the same bunch.
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