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Bravo has a popular television show called The Millionaire Matchmaker. It's essentially an exercise in matching rich guys with ladies who want to be with rich guys. …

Bravo has a popular television show called The Millionaire Matchmaker. It's essentially an exercise in matching rich guys with ladies who want to be with rich guys.

If it sounds a little bit like recruiting, then you're on the right track.

Kenny Mendes, recruiter at Box.com outlines how his team took a popular TV show and turned it into a successful recruiting event. For more, visit http://blog.jobscore.com.

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  • The goals are pretty clear…lofty, no doubt…but it was absolutely critical that we hit these hiring goals because all of our revenue targets depended on us succeeding.Allie had a really small team to tackle this problem. It was essentially her, one other sourcer, and a coordinator. There was also this tricky constraint…Our team of 20 sales reps literally couldn’t afford to spend 4-5 hours a day doing interviews. Their productivity would be crippled. This was not a fun position for Allie to be in, but I had full confidence that she’d find a great way to do it.
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    • 1. How Bad Reality TVMade Recruiting Better at Box Kenny Mendes Director of Recruiting, Box January 16, 2013 kenny@box.com @kmendes
    • 2. Box has a long history with reality TV….
    • 3. Meet Allie
    • 4. (Real Allie)
    • 5. Goal: Hire 200 sales reps*Team: Allie + Sourcer + CoordinatorConstraint: Our sales people still had tohit quota!*Must be epic, world-class sales reps
    • 6. This brings us back to reality TV and Box
    • 7. Both start with pre-screened candidates… We use LinkedIn… Patti uses headshots
    • 8. …And invite them to a social gatheringWe call ours, “Drink n Sync”…Patti calls hers mixers
    • 9. Then, we bring our top picks back for a more intimate meeting Ours is called an OOBIE…hers is called a “mini-date”
    • 10. Thankfully, the recruiting team knows how to close better than Dylan ;)
    • 11. JUST KIDDING!
    • 12. Thanks!!!kenny@box.com

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