The best example of recruiting I’ve ever witnessed took place in a Subway.
On a Monday morning, the garage manager at a local car-rental company was given the green-light to hire another full-time pair of hands. He didn’t need them to have experience, but they did need to be able to learn quickly, play nice with customers and drive expensive cars long distances without constant supervision.
He didn’t contact a temp agency. He didn’t post an ad on Craigslist. Instead, he got up from his desk and went to lunch at Subway—and while others in line that day might have seen a place to grab a sandwich, he saw a place full of intelligent, hard-working college students making less money than they deserved. He ordered a sub, watched the employees behind the line spring into action, and when he reached the register he looked one in the eye and asked her:
“Hey, how much do you make here? Do you want a better job?”
September 14, 2015 in Recruitment