If your Finance department is having trouble competing with the big guys in your search for top talent, you may want to steal a page from this company’s extremely creative playbook.
CNET ran a story about how a tech company used some unusual incentives to land “the most interesting engineer in the world.”
In a video that ran on the home page of Scopely, an LA-based tech firm, CTO Ankur Bulsara told prospective hires: We don’t always hire developers, but when we do, we hire the most interesting engineers in the world.
As a result, Scopely received 900 applications from hopeful engineers. In the end, the company chose just one: Mike Thomas.
So what unique perks did the most interesting engineer in the world receive? Thomas was given:
- A briefcase filled with $11,000 in cash that was wrapped in bacon
- A year’s supply of Dos Equis, and
- A personal portrait painted in oil.