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Employee Retention via a Pool Table: Recruiting in the Internet Realm

Employee Retention via a Pool Table: Recruiting in the Internet Realm

I don’t know who did it first – whether it be Microsoft, Google, etc., but the moment a pool table was put into one of those offices, recruiting in the internet realm it became nearly impossible for the small guys to recruit and even harder for the employees of the big guys to leave.

Yes. Compared to any other office I know of or have been to, Google’s office (I was only at one) was much cooler than the average company.

Free lunch, scooters, religious meetings, laundry, massages, billiards, etc.; as I said, much cooler.

However, what started out as probably a fun thing (in 1996), would have profound effects on employee retention within these firms and the day that pool table was delivered, was the day that the small guys in the internet realm lost half their recruiting initiatives.

Why is this so…

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