Welcome to the very first pulse-pounding post from Zappos.com’s HR and Training departments! For all you feverish fans out there, this is the place to learn about the activities, events, and just plain wackadoo things that we do, straight from the source!
So without further ado, let’s get to it!
From Shannon “Shanadoo” R., one of our truly amazing Recruiting Assistants:
“Early one morning, while pondering the state of the world, Eric, Jacob and I bantered back and forth about holding a company-wide typing contest. The more we talked, the grander the plans became….and the more real! Soon the call went out to all Las Vegas Zappos.com employees:
So Your Momma Can’t Dance and Your Daddy Can’t Rock & Roll—-But CAN YOU TYPE?! Thus, the first ever typing competition becomes a reality!”
Below is a video account of our first ever typing contest!
In other news, Training Manager, Rachael B., has a weird thing for bubbles. I sit facing her and I can tell you I’ve never seen anyone sooo excited over bubbles. My phone and desk are permanently encrusted with bubble residue. To share her bizarre fascination with the rest of the company, she got HR and Training together and a Bubble Parade was born! In true Zappos (and HR / Training) fashion, wackiness ensued…
Here’s the bubble head herself, the lovely Rachael B, in the midst of the parade!
HR and Training in full bubble regalia. ‘Nuff said. ;)
Some parting notes:
What makes Recruiting blow milk out their collective nose:
-Zappos.com Annual Employee Picnic! (oooh…)
-HR’s Monthly Outing! (ah….)
-And, Random Rozzy Thoughts!! (wha…???)
Oh, and we’re hiring!!!