Talent Acquisition

How to Recruit Pink Unicorns

In an effort to build the best company possible, recruiters are constantly looking for that perfect candidate — known as a Pink Unicorn. But as you might imagine, this rare breed can be tricky to catch. Here, we look at how to entice — and hang on to— this sought-after prize.

What exactly is a pink unicorn? They have:

  • An arsenal of skills
  • Serious drive and ambition
  • Stellar leader qualities
  • Natural talent

All of the above make an A-list, all-star employee.

Do they actually exist? Maybe. See how to search for them in this handy infographic from our friends down at Jobvite HQ.

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.