Happy Halloween Y’all! Everyone knows that Halloween for adults starts the weekend before and we’re raring to go here at Red Branch Media. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a fine and spooky selection of links for your perusal, along with my sketchily researched and uninformed perspective on each. Check it!
JOY IS MORE THAN J-LAW
Here is a really in depth article around “thin slices of joy” which was coined by a Google exec when he led a mindfulness class there. It must work, because I don’t do it and I’m very unhappy. Just kidding, check it out. Short version? If you are thirsty, drink water. If your employees are unhappy, try ice cream. (Quartz)
I WONDER AS I WANDER
Who is hiring you might ask? Well this might seem like an app that no one wants, but just like no one ever thought they would need a travel engine around ideas, many people thought this might never be a useful tool. I predict the same around this. With a rising contingent workforce (seriously bro, we get it, you’re here, and it’s NOT EVEN 2020 YET!) this is something worth looking into. Further prediction? Cities in need will purchase featured listings and this will become a job board. Womp WOMP. (TechCrunch)
MAKE THE LOGO POP
This is my life. I don’t know what else to say. (BoredPanda)
[dropcap][/dropcap]PULLING THE STAINED UGLY RUG OUT FROM UNDER YOU
Craigslist, long the bastion of free recruiter postings (unless you’re in NYC or SF) is no longer. Sorry you guys, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. I am sure CL works in some cities but in smaller areas like Omaha, it’s pretty much for meth. (RecruitingTools)
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? WHATSAPP
Jessica Miller-Merrell is looking for someone who runs a Whatsapp group in Asia or Europe. Is it you? Do you know what Whatsapp is? Can you please explain it to me? (FB EB Group)
SNOW! SUN! SOMETHING!
Seasonal recruiting is tough but fortunately, there are ski resorts with lots of money to show us how it’s done. If you are trying to recruit seasonally, find out how these people with more money, brand equity and cooler jobs than you are doing it! (The Denver Post)