London: In order to get graduates to apply for jobs, a firm in Britain is giving away free iPads to all those who secure an interview, whether they get a final call back or not.
Autonomy, one of Britain’s largest software firms, wants to ensure that it attracts the best applicants as competition heats up with neighbouring firms on the outskirts of Cambridge.
“You want to make sure that you get the very best through the door. What you do is dangle an iPad ... and they come and see you. Someone else is offering an iPhone,” the Daily Mail quoted multi-millionaire founder Mike Lynch as saying.
“By the time you’ve done a decent interview round in Cambridge you’re kitted out.”
Now that the recession is getting watered down slowly, tech firms are in a tizzy to hire new people.