Recruiting Strategy Tips from Anchorman: Attitude Comes First


recruiting strategyLearn recruiting strategy tips from Anchorman to build a team with the right attitude to go with the right skills.

Eric Gaydos, Buzz Marketing Manager at The Resumator, writes in TLNT that Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s character in the movie Anchorman, built a strong team with a recruiting strategy that your company can learn from. First, Gaydos says, “find employees who will bond with each other” by creating “great job descriptions” that appeal to exactly the kind of person who will fit right in. After that, make sure every person brings complementary strengths to the table, since you’re trying to hire rock stars while really “trying to build a rock band.”

Gaydos also recommends being choosey with your hires to build exclusivity and ignoring the small details that may get in the way if your applicant seems perfect otherwise. In the end, it’s all about teamwork, so above all, Gaydos suggests looking “for candidates who don’t just possess the right skills, but the right attitude.”