My spies tell me that recruitment competition in the IT sector is
hotting up by the day.
It seems that Harvard PR has embarked upon a ruthless e-mail recruitment
drive to snare the best in the industry.
Last week Andrea Kruck, PA to Harvard’s MD Nicholas Taylor, sent out
e-mails across the industry begging for PR professionals interested in
opportunities at senior account manager level to contact her.
However, it seems that Harvard’s targeting went a little awry. One
e-mail landed on the desktop of Mike King, MD at rival firm Johnson King
King tells me: ’Maybe they have heard that JK staff are about to launch
a reverse takeover bid and know something about my future employment
prospects that I don’t.’
But King was constructive in his e-mail reply to Kruck. He requested
that he be left off her next e-mail list and added: ’If you get really
desperate I can suggest a couple of people that we’d be keen to offload
if you are interested.’
Geoff Boyes, a director of hi-tech agency EML was also on the hit
It seems that he too declined Harvard’s advances.
Credit to Harvard though. It immediately apologised for e-mails which
went out to people it had not met previously.