I have been writing here on Recruitment Views now for well over a year and part of that requires the need to read other blogs, RSS feeds andÂ Google email alerts.Â One of the themes that comes up time and time again is the US Military recruitment campaign, but what was different this time it was aÂ counter recruitment campaign counterrecruitment.net, a sign of the times.
I am sure my American readers are well aware of this growing group, but it certainly surprised me, stillÂ it is part of the freedom of speech, that ironically we are trying to protect amongst other things.
Now I am not going to go into wether I agree or disagree I will leave that to the politician’s, but on the recruitment front there is something to be said aboutÂ the image we portray when we post a recruitment vacancyÂ usingÂ video,Â as it can give a completelyÂ false imageÂ and as aÂ result it isn’tÂ surprising that after so much use of this medium, there is now a backlash.
Moving away from the military recruitmentÂ I also came across this video below, which incidentally they are still recruiting for IT people in New York (a lead for a few of you consultants). This certainly creates an image of a fun and wild company to work for, but I know wonder are theyÂ misrepresenting their company.
Still I suppose we can leave this all to the trading standards, but in the meantime the video is light entertainmentÂ with some good backing music perfect for a Friday afternoon.
NowÂ with overÂ Â 870,000 views, shouldn’t all their vacancies be filledÂ and with so many candidates theyÂ could set up their own agency, hmm something to ponder I suppose.