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Topic: Recruiting

How Agencies Are Changing Their Approach to Recruiting Talent at Cannes

Fewer recruiters are making the trip

  The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has long been a celebration of some of the most inspiring and creative…

The New Generation of Hybrid Creatives Is Here. Is Your Agency Ready for Them?

Traditional job titles can be shackles for multitalented grads

Meet Jason. He's an art director/filmmaker/editor/web designer. Or say hello to Sarah. She's a writer/art director/journalist/photographer.  Over there's Ayusha. She's a planner/art director.  They're all recent students of mine, and they…

How to Stop Your Best Creatives From Leaving You

The best defense is an honest dialogue before an offer comes

Recently I almost lost a superstar creative to another agency, and it really taught me something. Let's face it, all creatives, especially the good ones, are always in the market. They're…

Essential Tips for Turning Employees Into Social Media Ambassadors

Hootsuite's HR guru says it's time to rewrite corporate policies

While you might not need an expert to tell you your staff is spending time on Facebook and Twitter, Ambrosia Humphrey, vp of talent at Hootsuite, says too many companies…

Designer Creates Delicious Résumé With the Winning Ingredient Baked Right In

How she scored an instant interview and the job

It's not so strange for folks to bring cookies, cakes and candies to work and share them with colleagues. But for job applicants to prepare treats and serve them to…

Agency Poaches Talent by Mailing Out Books With a Phone Hidden Inside

Says it saved $80K in headhunter fees

Ah, it's the old hollowed-out-book-with-a-phone-in-it trick! FP7 in Dubai got smart by taking a novel approach to avoid hefty headhunter fees. The shop placed cellphones inside die-cut, faux ad industry books…

Job Bank Chief Apologizes After Anti-Millennial 'Humility Lesson' Backfires

Harsh emails to applicants go viral

Many older marketing pros may feel millennials have a lot to learn. But this week served up an important reminder for all of us: If you can't think of anything…

Ditch Work Early and Cover Your Tracks With the Happy Hour Virus

Agency recruiting effort fakes computer crashes

Is it possible to have work-life balance in the advertising biz? Sure, with the right amount of self-inflicted sabotage. That's the idea behind "The Happy Hour Virus" from Colorado agency TDA_Boulder,…

Game Studio Trashes Rivals as Children, Old Men and Sellouts

Kixeye recruitment video pulls no punches

Taking pot shots at your competition is always a ballsy move. This week, the award for biggest gonads goes to game studio Kixeye, whose raunchy recruitment ad is drawing quite…

The shortage of digital talent in advertising

By Brian Morrissey It might seem like doom and gloom on the jobs front in the ad industry, but there are some who are still in demand, notably digital talent. Check…

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