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The Devil Nearly Took Over Until the God Particle Rescued Us

by Jul 6, 2012, 9:44 am ET

This is one amazing week. Over there in Switzerland, physicists say they’re pretty sure they’ve discovered the “God particle.” If you’re a physicist it’s a really big deal. The rest of us were all pretty happy for them, even we can’t tell a Higgs Boson from a bison.

What you didn’t know, though, is that now that they’ve found it, it won’t be long before you’ll see the effect it has on recruitment.

How’s that?

Very simple. All those physicists who worked on the project are going to get snapped up by the private sector, says Dr Simon George, who’s one of them himself. Somebody has to go recruit them, right? Then there’s the vacancies them leaving will create at CERN, which will also have to be filled.

And that’s not to mention how discovering this teeny little particle confirms the “Theory of Everything,” which will eventually explain how every job in the world can be filled with only top talent.

If you think that was a stretch, Saatchi & Saatchi is leveraging the devil to find a programmer for its Tel Aviv office. Proving that gamification may know no limits, the CEO of BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel, Yossi Lubaton, shows up on Diablo III Wednesdays to take on challengers, and get them talking about themselves.

Those who “show no mercy to competitors while coming up with killer ideas” may get called in for an interview. One of them, says the “Hell of a Job” website the marketing-communications agency created, will “receive a shining new Warmonger Sword, loads of gold and a worker ID badge.”

Be warned that  Lubato is a Diablo 3 Barbarian, Level 60. You might consider hurling a few bosons at his shields.

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  • http://www.techtrak.com Maureen Sharib

    This was very, very funny you guys.

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  • http://hr.toolbox.com/blogs/aristocracy-hr/ Janine Truitt

    Awesome article John and Todd! Check out my company’s website for more details on this “God Particle” found at CERN if you’re interested. The website is http://www.bnl.gov.

  • http://www.changeforresults.com Elizabeth Black

    Humorous but not entirely funny. Sad tale of woe for scientists reported in the Washington Post yesterday.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-pushes-for-more-scientists-but-the-jobs-arent-there/2012/07/07/gJQAZJpQUW_story.html
    Only 14% of PhDs in biology and life sciences land an academic position within five years (National Science Foundation). U.S. drug firms have slashed 300,000 jobs; just 38% of new PhD chemists weere employed in 2011. Federal research spending across all agencies has stagnated relative to inflation (American Assoc for the Advancement of Science). Moral of the story become a physicist (or physician); only 1-2% unemployment.