Far out Friday: Is this the most inappropriate job ad ever?

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Employers often adopt novel tactics in an attempt to attract the best applicants – but one UK recruitment agency is facing public backlash after their “creativity” was deemed more than a little crass.

ICS Recruitment placed the controversial job advert (below) across several media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. 

The accompanying text reads: “Secretary required in Mayfair. Stockings optional! £35k. Ready to assume the position? Contact ICS Recruitment now.”

The image, ripped from an early-noughties cult film of the same name, did not go down well and many people took to Twitter to voice their disdain.
However, rather than accept they’d slipped up and made a serious error in judgement, ICS Recruitment decided to push ahead and defend their decision.

Eventually the unapologetic agency removed all trace of the original ad. 

What do you think? Was the ad way over the line or just a witty way to entice new recruits? 


  • Andrew on 2015-03-13 2:56:51 PM

    I have a feeling that the agency removed the ad not because of the protests, but a copyright claim was made by the movie's rights holder.

    (Please also check the typo on the last line of the article, "ad" not "add")

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